US Pat. No. 10,365,519

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:an in-plane switching liquid crystal panel including a TFT substrate, a counter substrate sandwiching a liquid crystal layer between said counter substrate and said TFT substrate, and a transparent conductive film being provided on a surface opposite to said liquid crystal layer of said counter substrate, a side of said transparent conductive film being a side of a display surface;
a transparent protective member covering a surface on said side of said display surface of said liquid crystal panel; and
a transparent adhesive material attaching said transparent protective member on said surface on said side of said display surface, wherein
said transparent conductive film has a film thickness ranging from 120 nm to 160 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,365,492

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR BEAM COMBINING IN WEARABLE HEADS-UP DISPLAYS

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A wearable heads-up display (WHUD) comprising:a transparent combiner;
a support structure that in use is worn on the head of a user, and which positions the transparent combiner within a field of view of the user when the support structure is worn on the head of the user;
a laser projector carried by the support structure, the laser projector comprising:
a first laser diode operable to output laser light in a first waveband;
a second laser diode operable to output laser light in a second waveband, wherein the first waveband is different from the second waveband and the first waveband and second waveband do not overlap;
at least a third laser diode operable to output laser light in a third waveband, wherein the third waveband is different from the first waveband and the second waveband and the first waveband, second waveband, and third waveband do not overlap;
at least one controllable reflector operable to scan the laser light over the transparent combiner in a field of view of the eye of a user; and
a monolithic beam combiner comprising:
a solid volume of optically transparent material that includes a first planar input surface, a second planar input surface, and a first output surface, wherein the first planar input surface is oriented and positioned opposite the first output surface across a length of the monolithic beam combiner and the second input surface is positioned and oriented orthogonal to the first input surface, and wherein the first laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the first waveband at the first planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, the second laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the second waveband at the second planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, and the third laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the third waveband at the second planar input surface at an approximately 90° angle;
a first planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the first planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and reflective of light in the second waveband and oriented at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; and
at least a second planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the second planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and light in the second waveband, reflective of light in the third waveband, and oriented parallel to the first planar dichroic reflector at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; wherein:
the first dichroic planar reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the first waveband from the first laser diode and transmit the laser light in the first waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the first planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the second waveband from the second laser diode and reflect the laser light in the second waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the second planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the third waveband from the third laser diode and reflect the laser light in the third waveband towards the first output surface; and
the first output surface is oriented to output an aggregate laser beam comprising laser light in the first waveband, the second waveband, and at least laser light in the third waveband.

US Pat. No. 10,365,467

SELECTIVE PLANE ILLUMINATION MICROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS

GE Healthcare Bio-Science...

1. An optical arrangement providing selective plane illumination, comprising an inverted illumination objective mounted below a sample support and arranged to provide a line or plane of light propagating at the sample support, and at least one image collection objective mounted above the sample support, the inverted illumination objective having an illumination objective optical axis, and the image collection objective having an image collection objective optical axis, wherein the illumination light is arranged to propagate the illumination objective laterally offset to the illumination objective optical axis such that the illumination light leaving the illumination objective propagates toward the sample support at an oblique angle relative to the illumination objective optical axis, and wherein the image collection objective optical axis has an angle ?? which is obtuse to the illumination objective optical axis and generally perpendicular to light propagating at the sample support,wherein the at least one image collection objective comprises first and second image collection objectives each mounted on opposing sides of the illumination objective optical axis and wherein, the illumination light is arranged to propagate on alternate opposing sides of the illumination objective optical axis along respective first and second paths, to provide the light propagating at the sample support to the first or the second image collection objective alternately.

US Pat. No. 10,365,456

LENS MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A lens module comprising:a first lens having a positive refractive power, an image-side surface of the first lens being concave;
a second lens having a negative refractive power;
a third lens having a positive refractive power;
a fourth lens having a refractive power;
a fifth lens having a refractive power;
a sixth lens having a refractive power; and
a seventh lens having a negative refractive power, an image-side surface of the seventh lens having one or more inflection points,
wherein the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, the fifth lens, the sixth lens, and the seventh lens are disposed in a sequential order from the first lens to the seventh lens,
an object-side surface of the fourth lens is concave,
an object-side surface of the fifth lens is concave,
an image-side surface of the sixth lens is concave, or an object-side surface of the seventh lens is convex, or both an image-side surface of the sixth lens is concave and an object-side surface of the seventh lens is convex,
an image-side surface of the fourth lens is convex, and
an object-side surface of the third lens is convex.

US Pat. No. 10,365,407

OPTICALLY EXCITED PHOSPHOR DISPLAY SCREENS HAVING COLORING FILTERING PIGMENTS EMBEDDED IN PHOSPHOR MIXTURES

PRYSM, INC., San Jose, C...

1. A display device, comprising:a display screen comprising a light-emitting layer including different phosphor regions that absorb excitation light to emit visible light of designated colors, respectively, wherein two adjacent phosphor regions emit light of two different colors, each phosphor region includes a phosphor mixture including a light-emitting phosphor material that emits light of a designated color in an emission spectral bandwidth, and one or more color filtering pigments embedded within the light-emitting phosphor material and selected relative to the light-emitting phosphor material to transmit light of a respective designated color of the phosphor region while absorbing light of colors different from the respective designated color to shift a peak wavelength of emitted light in the respective designated color from a peak wavelength of emitted light in the respective designated color from the light-emitting phosphor material alone without the one or more color filtering pigments and to reduce an output spectral bandwidth of the respective designated color produced by the phosphor region to be narrower than the emission spectral bandwidth, each phosphor mixture being formulated to keep phosphor particles dispersed without clumping; and
an optical module operable to produce the excitation light that scans across the display screen and carries optical pulses that carry information of different colors on a colored image to be generated by the emitted visible light of different colors by the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,365,404

DETERMINING TERRAIN MODEL ERROR

Caterpillar of Australia ...

16. A method of determining a mine worksite's terrain, the method comprising:sensing positional sensor data and time data related to the worksite's terrain from a plurality of worksite machines on or around the worksite, wherein each worksite machine is associated with a unique source identifier;
generating spatial data that defines measured positions of a surface of the worksite based on the positional sensor data and time data from a plurality of unique identifiers;
predicting current positions of the surface of the worksite based on the measured positions and the time data;
estimating an error corresponding to the predicted current positions, wherein the error is weighted based on a distance between the measured position and the predicted current position and based on an elapsed time between the predicted current position and the measured position;
generating a terrain model that maps the predicted current positions and the corresponding estimated errors; and
controlling at least one of the worksite machines autonomously based on the terrain model.

US Pat. No. 10,365,399

METHOD FOR INFRARED IMAGING DETECTION AND POSITIONING OF UNDERGROUND TUBULAR FACILITY IN PLANE TERRAIN

HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SC...

1. A method of detecting an underground tubular facility in a plane terrain, the method comprising:directing an infrared imaging sensor to capture an original infrared image g using the infrared imaging sensor, the infrared imaging sensor being directed toward the plane terrain, the original infrared image g including the underground tubular facility which is not visible to a naked eye;
setting an initial value h0 of a Gaussian thermal diffusion function according to a width of a thermal radiation energy band in the original infrared image g;
setting an iteration termination condition;
setting the original infrared image g as an initial target image f0;
performing, according to the initial value h0 of the Gaussian thermal diffusion function, iteration solution of a thermal diffusion function hn and a target image fn by using a single-frame image blind deconvolution method based on a Bayesian theory; and
evaluating whether the iteration termination condition is met,
if the iteration termination condition is met:
determining that the target image fn obtained by means of the iteration solution is a final target image f, the final target image f being a clearer image than the original infrared image g, and outputting the target image fn; and
if the iteration termination condition is not met:
returning to the performing the iteration solution of the thermal diffusion function.

US Pat. No. 10,365,397

CONTAINER INSPECTION SYSTEM AND PORT FACILITY

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A container inspection system, comprising a radiation source, a radiation detection apparatus and a quay crane for hoisting a container onto an automated guided vehicle, said radiation source and said radiation detection apparatus being provided on said quay crane, for performing a scanning inspection on said container loaded on said vehicle, said quay crane is movable, wherein said radiation source and said radiation detection apparatus move along with the quay crane to a loading position on which the quay crane hoists said container onto said vehicle and are configured to perform a scanning inspection of said container on said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,366

ADJUSTABLE RANGE VIEWING OF SONAR IMAGERY DURING TRIP REPLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to:retrieve trip replay data associated with a past trip of a user of a watercraft on a body of water, wherein the trip replay data includes track data associated with a traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip and sonar image data associated with sonar images that were captured by a sonar system attached to the watercraft during the past trip;
display, on a first portion of a screen, the track data on a chart such that the traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip is displayed over the chart;
determine the position of the watercraft along the traveled path;
display, on a second portion of the screen, the sonar image data captured at the position of the watercraft such that the sonar image data corresponding to a first depth range is viewable on the second portion of the screen;
receive user input indicating a desire to zoom in on a portion of the sonar image data being displayed; and
display a zoomed in view of the portion of the sonar image data such that the sonar image data corresponding to a second depth range is viewable, wherein the second depth range is less than the first depth range.

US Pat. No. 10,365,364

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING OBJECTS

Zendar Inc., Berkeley, C...

1. A system for determining a spatial disposition or a characteristic of a target external to a terrestrial vehicle, comprising:a radar antenna array comprising (i) a transmitting antenna and (ii) a receiving antenna;
a vehicle position sensor configured to obtain a spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle; and
a controller operatively coupled to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, wherein said controller is configured to:
(a) synchronize, with aid of one or more clocks that are common to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, (i) successive radar pulses transmitted by said transmitting antenna and a plurality of signals received by said receiving antenna, which plurality of signals corresponds to at least a subset of said successive radar pulses and is generated upon said at least said subset of said successive radar pulses interacting with said target, with (ii) said spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle obtained by said vehicle position sensor substantially in real time as said terrestrial vehicle is in motion, to generate a set of synchronized measurements; and
(b) use said set of synchronized measurements to determine (i) said spatial disposition of said target relative to said terrestrial vehicle or (ii) said characteristic of said target.

US Pat. No. 10,365,360

RADAR APPARATUS

FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A radar apparatus for detecting around a ship, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
determine a variation in a signal level corresponding to detection data over a plurality of scans;
determine a level of unstableness of the detection data based on the variation in the signal level;
detect a set of unstable areas based on the level of unstableness;
measure a size of each of the set of unstable areas and determine that the unstable area corresponds to a small target object area when the size of the unstable area is below a given threshold; and
process a first portion of the detection data corresponding to the small target object area that is to be emphasized compared to other portions of the detection data when displayed to obtain a processing result, the other portions of the detection data corresponding to one or more other unstable areas of the set of unstable areas; and
a display unit configured to display the processing result of the processing circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,365,316

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AN ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM THROUGH PARTIAL DISCHARGES ANALYSIS

PRYSMIAN S.p.A, Milan (I...

14. An apparatus for identifying and assessing over time partial discharges of electric power in an electric power transmission system comprising:electrical sensing equipment comprising at least one detecting module operatively associated with a component of the electric power transmission system to receive and detect electric pulses emitted therefrom;
electronic circuitry comprising:
an acquisition and evaluation module connected to said at least one detecting module adapted to repeat, for a preset period of time, a set of tests on different ones of detected electrical pulses to obtain results, each test in the set of tests being executed in succession according to a predefined time sequence and by applying at least one of an acquisition process and an evaluation process to identify the presence of pulse discharge activity,
wherein
a first test parameter and a second test parameter are applied against the different ones of the detected electrical pulses for each test to identify the presence of pulse discharge activity, the first test parameter and a second test parameter being selected from a group of: trigger level, electric pulse amplification gain level, minimum electric pulse amplitude threshold, minimum electric pulse phase parameter threshold, maximum electric pulse phase parameter threshold, test time length, and minimum number of partial discharge pulses threshold, and
the acquisition process and the evaluation process being the same for each test in the set of tests but for a value of the first test parameter, the value of the first test parameter being different for each test in the set of tests;
an alarm generation module connected to the acquisition and evaluation module to receive the results obtained by said set of tests repeated in said preset period of time, the alarm generation module being adapted to analyze the results to detect the presence of a variation in said results, and being adapted to generate an alarm in the presence of said variation,
wherein the set of tests executed by the acquisition and evaluation module is configured so as to provide a result indicative of presence or absence of possible partial discharge activity.

US Pat. No. 10,365,304

DISCRETE INPUT DETERMINING CIRCUIT AND METHOD

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A discrete input determining circuit, comprising:an input biasing network connected to a discrete input for providing a first input voltage;
a voltage divider network for dividing the first input voltage into a second input voltage and a third input voltage;
a first comparator, wherein a non-inverting input terminal of the first comparator receives the second input voltage; and
a second comparator, wherein an inverting input terminal of the second comparator receives the third input voltage;
wherein an inverting input terminal of the first comparator and a non-inverting input terminal of the second comparator receive a reference voltage, and an output terminal of the first comparator and an output terminal of the second comparator are configured to provide a logic output; and
wherein the input biasing network comprises a first power supply and a first resistive load connected between the discrete input and the first power supply, and a node between the discrete input and the first resistive load is connected to the voltage divider network.

US Pat. No. 10,365,293

MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES

THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING CO...

1. Apparatus for monitoring the structural health of a column or a stock of columns or a column or columns within that stock, the apparatus comprising:a microcontroller located on the or each column and including an integrated micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device programmed to measure and record accelerations, angular velocities, and magnetic field strengths in X, Y, and Z axes;
means for connecting said microcontroller to a source of power; and
means operable to transmit said measured data to a central data hub and from there to a remote server for analysis using bespoke software.

US Pat. No. 10,365,292

SPEED SENSING SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A speed sensor system for measuring rotational speed, the speed sensor system comprising:a magnetic sensor; and
a cylindrical drum rotatable around the magnetic sensor; wherein
the cylindrical drum includes a plurality of axially extending members disposed circumferentially around a first edge of the cylindrical drum;
the magnetic sensor is configured to generate an electrical output that indicates each passage of each of the axially extending members around the magnetic sensor as the cylindrical drum rotates around the magnetic sensor; and
the axially extending members are adapted to deflect radially outwards away from the magnetic sensor in response to an increased rotational speed of the cylindrical drum wherein the deflection of the axially extending members operates to regulate voltage outputs of the magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,365,263

PREDICTION OF CRUDE OIL BLEND COMPATIBILITY AND BLEND OPTIMIZATION FOR INCREASING HEAVY OIL PROCESSING

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A method for predicting compatibility of unknown crude oils and optimizing crude oil blend for increasing heavy oil processing in refineries, the method comprising:receiving values for a plurality of physical parameter ratios of unknown crude oil samples, wherein the physical parameter ratios are based on parameters selected from Kinematic Viscosity (V), Sulphur (S), Carbon Residue (C), and American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity;
predicting the compatibility for each unknown crude oil sample based on a compatibility prediction model by using the received values as an input to the compatibility prediction model, wherein the compatibility prediction model is to predict a compatibility parameter (K) for the unknown crude oil samples based on coefficients of regression obtained from correlating the physical parameter ratios for known crude oils with respective composite compatibility measures, the composite compatibility measures being a composite of results obtained from a plurality of compatibility that are based on compositions of the known crude oils, wherein the plurality of compatibility tests are selected from colloidal instability index (CII), colloidal stability index (CSI), Stability Index (SI), Stankiewicz plot (SP), qualitative-qualitative analysis (QQA), stability cross plot (SCP), Heithaus parameter (or parameter P), toluene equivalence (TE) test, Heptane dilution (HD) test, and oil compatibility model (OCM); and
determining an optimized blend for refinery processing, the optimized blend comprising at least one heavy oil from the unknown crude oils and one or more other crude oils, wherein the optimized blend is determined based on a multi-objective optimization model comprising a constraint on the compatibility parameter (K) of the optimized blend as an objective.

US Pat. No. 10,365,234

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING MOVING TARGET

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A fast imaging and inspection apparatus for a moving target, comprising:a passage for the moving target to pass therethrough;
a scanning and imaging device, comprising a betatron for generating X-rays, and a detector for receiving X-rays penetrating through the moving target, wherein the betatron images the moving target by emitting the X-rays to the moving target passing through the passage;
a first position sensor, disposed at a position away from and on one side of the scanning and imaging device and configured to output a sensing signal indicating whether the moving target begins to enter the passage;
a second position sensor, disposed between the first position sensor and the scanning and imaging device, and configured to detect a type feature of the moving target, distinguish a protected part of the moving target from an unprotected part of the same, section the moving target, and output a sensing signal indicating whether the protected part of the moving target is passing or has already passed through a radiation scanning area; and
a control unit, connected to the scanning and imaging device, the first position sensor and the second position sensor, and configured to power on the betatron to place it in a standby state upon receiving the sensing signal indicating that the moving target begins to enter the passage from the first position sensor, and control a beam emitting time-point and a beam emitting mode of the betatron to correspondingly inspect respective sections of the moving target when the second position sensor detects that the respective sections are passing through the radiation scanning area,
wherein a distance between the first position sensor and the scanning and imaging device is set to be greater than a predetermined value, such that a time period from a moment when the first position sensor detects the moving target to a moment when the moving target begins to enter the radiation scanning area is longer than or equal to a time period by which the betatron is powered on to reach the standby state.

US Pat. No. 10,365,219

TWO-MODE RAMAN OPTICAL PROJECTION TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM

1. A two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system, comprising:light source module: wherein the light source module is configured to provide wide beam light source for the two-mode Raman optical projection tomography system;
carrier control module: wherein the carrier control module is configured to provide four degrees of freedom movement operations along XYZ directions and rotation for a sample, to adjust a position of the sample in an imaging field and rotate the sample to obtain multi-angle projection images;
signal separation module: wherein the signal separation module is configured for separating multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and transmission projection signal;
multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module: wherein the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module is configured to collect Raman scattering light generated by the sample;
optical transmission projection signal acquisition module: wherein the optical transmission projection signal acquisition module is configured to collect transmitted light of a laser beam that passes through the sample and form an optical projection image;
system control and data processing module: wherein the system control and data processing module is configured for the control of the light source module, the carrier control module, the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal acquisition module and the transmission projection signal acquisition module, and a transformation of obtained the multi-spectral Raman scattering signal and the transmission projection signal into two-dimensional images for processing and analyzing to achieve volumetric imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,365,182

METHOD FOR PERFORMING VIBRATION DETECTION ON A MACHINE TOOL

Hiwin Technologies Corp.,...

1. A method for performing vibration detection on a machine tool (2), the method being implemented by a detecting device (1) that includes a microprocessor (12) and a vibration detector (11), the machine tool (2) including a feed system (21) and a motor (22) connected to the feed system (21), the feed system (21) including a number of rotational components, the method comprising steps of:a) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a target frequency range associated with a rotation speed of the machine tool (2), the rotation speed of the machine tool (2) having a maximum value specified by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the machine tool (2);
b) detecting, by the vibration detector (11), vibration of the feed system (21) attributed to ambient noise when the feed system (21) is in a static state;
c) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a smoothed signal according to detected result of the vibration of the feed system (21) detected in step b), the smoothed signal including a plurality of noise amplitude values distributed across the target frequency range;
d) identifying, by the microprocessor (12), a frequency within the target frequency range that corresponds with a smallest one of the noise amplitude values of the smoothed signal as a measurement frequency;
e) calculating, by the microprocessor (12), a suggested rotation speed based on the measurement frequency;
f) detecting, by the vibration detector (11), vibration of a to-be-detected component selected from the number of rotational components of the feed system (21) when the motor (22) is driving the number of rotational components of the feed system (21) to rotate at the suggested rotation speed; and
g) obtaining, by the microprocessor (12), a dynamic vibration signal according to detected result of the vibration of the feed system (21) detected in step f).

US Pat. No. 10,365,181

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STANDARD VIBRATOR BASED ON LEAF-SPRING-TYPE DECOUPLING DEVICE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A three-dimensional standard vibrator based on leaf-spring-type decoupling device comprises a base set with three single-dimensional vibrators: an X axis vibrator, a Y axis vibrator, and a Z axis vibrator; and a three-dimensional vibration platform; wherein the X axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through an X axis decoupling device, the Y axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through a Y axis decoupling device, and the Z axis vibrator is connected with the three-dimensional vibration platform through a Z axis decoupling device; wherein the X axis decoupling device, the Y axis decoupling device and the Z axis decoupling device comprise supporting-spring units; wherein each of the supporting-spring units contains a pair of leaf springs mounted parallelly with each other and a first and a second connecting components mounted on the two edges of the leaf springs; wherein the first connecting component is near the vibrator and the second connecting component is near the three-dimensional vibration platform; wherein the X axis decoupling device, the Y axis decoupling device and the Z axis decoupling device comprise at least two stages of supporting-spring units, which are connected in series with each other; wherein in the decoupling device along each axis, surfaces of the leaf springs in the two-stage supporting-spring units are all parallel to this axis, and surfaces of the leaf springs in one stage of the two-stage supporting-spring units are vertical to one of another two axes; wherein the planes of the leaf springs from the two-stage supporting-spring units are all mounted parallel to the axis of the corresponding single-dimensional vibrator, and the planes of the leaf springs from one stage of supporting-spring units are mounted perpendicular to the axis of another single-dimensional vibrator.

US Pat. No. 10,365,171

CAPACITIVE SENSOR SHEET AND CAPACITIVE SENSOR FOR MEASURING ELASTIC DEFORMATION

BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. A capacitive sensor sheet used for measuring at least one of an amount of strain due to elastic deformation and a distribution of strain due to elastic deformation,the capacitive sensor sheet comprising:
a dielectric layer;
a top electrode layer that is laminated on the obverse surface of the dielectric layer and includes first rectangular strips arranged in parallel; and
a bottom electrode layer that is laminated on the reverse surface of the dielectric layer and includes second rectangular strips that are arranged in parallel and intersect with the first rectangular strips at right angles as viewed from the obverse-reverse direction, wherein
the dielectric layer is composed of an elastomer composition containing a urethane elastomer,
a hardness of the dielectric layer is 0 to 30° in terms of the hardness using a type A durometer, or 10 to 55° in terms of the hardness using a type C durometer,
each of the top electrode layer and the bottom electrode layer is composed of an electroconductive composition containing carbon nanotubes,
a change in capacitance of the sensor sheet occurs when a surface area of at least one of the electrode layers is elongated in a direction along a surface of the sensor sheet, and
the dielectric layer is elongated in the direction along the surface of the sensor sheet when the at least one of the electrode layers is elongated.

US Pat. No. 10,365,170

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING THE FUEL CONSUMPTION AND/OR EFFICIENCY OF A HEATING UNIT

BOOSTHEAT, Nimes (FR)

1. A method for indicating consumption in billable combustible and free energy gathered in an outside environment of a heating unit to a user wherein said heating unit includes at least one heat pump with a thermal compressor driven by a thermal energy feed, a heating fluid distribution circuit and a plurality of convectors or radiators receiving an energy quantity Q1, the thermal compressor mainly using as a cold source the heating fluid distribution circuit and the thermal energy feed being at least provided by burning a billed combustible, wherein the method comprises at least:A—measuring, via a combustible meter, over a preset time period, a quantity of billable combustible burnt to provide at least a part of the thermal energy feed to the thermal compressor of the heat pump and determining, using the quantity of billable combustible burnt over the preset time period, a corresponding amount of a billed energy quantity Q2F,
B—measuring, via first and second temperature sensors and a flow-rate sensor, over the preset time period, on a heat transfer circuit of the heat pump, a temperature of a heat transfer fluid before and after passing through an outside exchanger and a flow-rate of the heat transfer fluid passing through the outside exchanger and determining, over the preset time period, based on said measurements, an energy quantity Q3 corresponding to a quantity of said free energy gathered in the outside environment, where the energy quantity Q3 is obtained by integrating a temperature difference across the outside exchanger multiplied by the flow-rate across the outside exchanger,
C—displaying at least the consumption of the heating unit in billable combustible and free energy gathered in the outside environment by displaying the energy quantities Q2F and Q3, corresponding to the preset time period, on a display screen and/or a document intended for billing the client.

US Pat. No. 10,365,157

LIGHTING DEVICE INCORPORATING A HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER AS A RECONFIGURABLE SENSING ELEMENT

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a housing;
a light source within the housing of the lighting device and configured to output artificial light for general illumination;
a hyperspectral imager, coupled to the housing, configured to detect light in an area of the lighting device and generate hyperspectral image data from intensities of a continuous range of wavelengths of the detected light, wherein the light source and the hyperspectral imager are integrated components of the lighting device;
a communication interface coupled to a data communication network;
a memory storing spectral reference data and program instructions for processing and analyzing the hyperspectral image data; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the communication interface, the light source and the hyperspectral imager, wherein the processor, when executing the stored program instructions is configured to perform functions, including functions to:
control operation of the light source;
analyze the hyperspectral image data generated by the hyperspectral imager using image processing analysis techniques in relation to the spectral reference data;
based on the results of the image analysis of the hyperspectral image data, detect an environmental condition in the environment in which the lighting device is located; and
output, via the communication interface, a report of the detected environmental condition.

US Pat. No. 10,365,143

MEASUREMENT RING FOR FLUID FLOW IN A PIPELINE

Canada Pipeline Accessori...

1. A measurement ring, comprising:a body having a central hole extending along a longitudinal axis of the body;
a first tap for measuring at least one fluid flow parameter in a pipeline, said first tap comprising:
a first threaded portion on a circumferential surface of the body extending through the body towards the central hole and
a first channel extending from the first threaded portion to the central hole;
a second tap comprising:
a second channel branching off the first channel and extending through the body to a second threaded portion on the circumferential surface of the body; and
a third tap comprising:
a third channel branching off the first channel and extending through the body to a third threaded portion on the circumferential surface of the body,
wherein the measurement ring is configured to be fitted within the pipeline and an entirety of each of the first tap, the second tap, and the third tap is integrated within the body.

US Pat. No. 10,365,141

MEASURING ADAPTER ASSEMBLY FOR CLOSED LOOP FLUID TRANSFER SYSTEM

Tuthill Corporation, For...

1. A closed-loop fluid transfer system comprising:a measuring adapter having a first end and a second end, and a chamber located between the first and second ends configured to hold a volume of fluid;
wherein the measuring adapter includes a first receiving valve assembly located at the first end of the measuring adapter, wherein the first receiving valve assembly includes a receiving valve member;
wherein at least a portion of the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly is separable from a portion of the first receiving valve assembly on the measuring adapter to create an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber when a force is exerted on the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter;
a first container;
wherein the first container includes a first valve assembly located at an end of the first container, wherein the first valve assembly on the first container includes a valve member;
wherein the valve member of the first valve assembly of the first container engages the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter, and the first valve assembly is selectively rotated which linearly moves the valve member of the first valve assembly to exert a linear force on the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter and moves the receiving valve member of the first receiving valve assembly of the measuring adapter which provides fluid communication between both the chamber of the measuring adapter and interior of the first container;
wherein the measuring adapter includes a second valve assembly located at the second end of the measuring adapter, wherein the second valve assembly includes a valve member;
wherein at least a portion of the valve member of the second valve assembly located at the second end of the measuring adapter is separable from a portion of the second valve assembly to create an opening that provides fluid communication to the chamber;
a second container;
wherein the second container includes a second receiving valve assembly that includes a receiving valve member;
wherein at least a portion of the receiving valve member on the second receiving valve assembly of the second container is separable from a portion of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container to create an opening that provides fluid communication interior of the second container when a force is exerted on the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly;
wherein the valve member of the second valve assembly of the measuring adapter engages the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container, and the second valve assembly of the measuring adapter is selectively rotated which linearly moves the valve member of the second valve assembly which exerts a linear force on the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container and moves the receiving valve member of the second receiving valve assembly of the second container which provides fluid communication between both the chamber of the measuring adapter and the interior of the second container.

US Pat. No. 10,365,140

MEASURED DOSE DISPENSERS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing closure for dispensing a flowable product from a squeeze-type product container comprising:a closure body having an upper deck and a dispensing orifice within said upper deck, said closure body being configured to attach to a product container;
a timing piston comprising a tubular piston guide extending downwardly from a bottom surface of said upper deck and a cup-shaped piston body slidably received on said piston guide, said piston body further having a flared neck portion, said piston body cooperating with said piston guide to form an enclosed piston chamber,
a timing vent within said upper deck in communication with said piston chamber to allow air to escape said piston chamber;
an air intake orifice within said upper deck to allow air to enter said piston chamber; and
a ball valve structure adjacent the bottom surface of the upper deck and cooperating with said air intake orifice for controlling the flow of air through the air intake orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,365,099

INSTALLATION SPACE EXPLORATION METHOD FOR A SUBSTANCE AND READABLE MEDIA HAVING THE PROGRAM THEREFOR

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A method for exploring an installation space of a Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for a ship, the method comprising:acquiring a point cloud of an indoor space of the ship including a number of point cloud data including color information by scanning the indoor space with a three-dimensional scanner;
superimposing some of the three-dimensionally scanned point cloud data at a predetermined interval upward from a floor of the indoor space with point data in a two-dimensional plane to acquire obstacle data;
acquiring passage data from the remaining point cloud data except for the superimposed point cloud data in the two-dimensional plane at the predetermined interval upward from the floor of the indoor space among the three-dimensionally scanned point cloud data;
verifying the passage data with color data obtained by analyzing the color information of each point cloud data included in the point cloud; and
exploring an installation space for the BWMS defined by the obstacle data and the passage data,
wherein the installation space of the BWMS is explored at once in merged data which is obtained by merging the obstacle data and the passage data,
the passage data is verified by determining an Euclidean distance between a first point cloud data in the passage data and a second point cloud data of the color information, and including the second point cloud data as the passage data if the Euclidean distance is within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,365,097

SONDE HAVING ORIENTATION COMPENSATION FOR IMPROVED DEPTH DETERMINATION

IN-SITU, INC., Fort Coll...

1. A method for determining an actual immersion depth of a submersible sonde immersed in a fluid, the method comprising the steps of:immersing the submersible sonde in fluid, wherein the submersible sonde comprises:
a base having a sensor receiving port and a base interior volume, wherein the sensor has a proximal end operably positioned in the sensor receiving port and a distal end extending a longitudinal distance from the base, the distal end of the sensor having an active sensing region forming a sensor plane;
a pressure sensor at least partially positioned in the base interior volume, wherein a pressure sensor position is separated from the sensor plane by a separation distance (Ds), and wherein the pressure sensor has a lateral pressure sensor position in the submersible sonde;
an orientation sensor positioned in the base interior volume; and
a central processing unit (CPU) in data communication with the pressure sensor and the orientation sensor;
measuring a pressure (P) with the pressure sensor of the submersible sonde submersed in the fluid;
determining, by the CPU and based on the measured P, a fluid depth (Dp) at the lateral pressure sensor position, the Dp defining a true vertical distance of the pressure sensor position from a surface of the fluid;
measuring, by the orientation sensor, an orientation angle (?) of the submersible sonde immersed in a fluid, ? defining an angular displacement of the submersible sonde from a true vertical alignment of the submersible sonde;
calculating, by the CPU and based on Ds and based on the measured time-varying ?, a vertical distance (Dx) between the sensor plane and the pressure sensor position; and
determining the actual immersion depth (D) by summing Dx and Dp, the D defining a true vertical distance of the sensor plane from the fluid surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,091

ELECTRONIC ANGLE MEASURING DEVICE FOR A BENDING MACHINE FOR MEASURING THE BENDING ANGLE BETWEEN THE LIMBS OF A SHEET

KEBA AG, Linz (AT)

1. An electronic angle measuring device for a bending machine for measuring bending angle between, said device comprising:a sensor element that supplies angle-equivalent signals in a contactless manner to a signal processing unit, which has a microprocessor and a memory unit and is connected to a digital display,
wherein the sensor element, the signal processing unit, and the display form said angle measuring device, which is fastenable on an upper tool of the bending machine and is configured to be used as a handheld encoder, and which has a motion sensor that is connected to the signal processing unit and detects a lowering and/or raising movement of the upper tool so as to trigger a measuring procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,365,087

ORTHOGONAL STATE MEASURING DEVICE

MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. An orthogonal state measuring device comprising:a measurement table;
a stylus head configured to be displaced in X, Y, and Z directions relative to the measurement table and further configured to measure a work piece to be measured that is placed on the measurement table;
a wide angle surveillance camera configured to move together with the stylus head, the wide angle surveillance camera further configured to capture in a single pass a total image having distortions and that is arrangeable into a flat aerial image of the work piece, the aerial image encompassing an entire field over which the stylus head is capable of relative displacement;
a processor configured to:
correct the distortions in the total image and generate the aerial image based on the total image;
define a position of the stylus head on the aerial image; and
generate a flat aerial navigation map in which the position of the stylus head is composited with the aerial image; and
a display configured to display the navigation map.

US Pat. No. 10,365,076

AMMUNITION CASE PRIMER POCKET SWAGER

Battenfeld Technologies, ...

1. A primer pocket swager for swaging a primer pocket of an ammunition case, the primer pocket swager comprising:a frame,
a case holder supported by the frame, the case holder movable with respect to the frame between a loading position and an operational position, the case holder in the loading position being oriented to receive the case on the case holder, the case holder in the operational position being oriented to hold the case in position to be swaged, the case holder being configured to carry the case from the loading position to the operational position;
a swage head supported by the frame, the swage head sized and shaped to swage the primer pocket of the case, the swage head being movable between a retracted position and a swaging position to swage the primer pocket when the case holder is in the operational position; and
an actuator supported by the frame, the actuator movable with respect to the frame in an actuating stroke from a home position to an actuated position, the actuator being operatively connected to the case holder such that the actuator drives the case holder to the operational position in the actuating stroke, the actuator being operatively connected to the swage head such that the actuator drives the swage head to the swaging position to swage the primer pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,365,064

MOUNT FOR RANGEFINDERS AND OTHER AUXILIARIES FOR SHOOTING DEVICES

Explore Scientific, LLC, ...

1. A method for calibrating a laser rangefinder for a bow, the bow having affixed thereto a bow sight with indicators of discrete shooting ranges, wherein a laser rangefinder and a visible laser projector are adapted to be alternately mounted on the bow by an articulable linkage attachable to the bow for establishing alignment between the bow sight and, when mounted thereon, the laser projector and, when mounted thereon, the rangefinder, the method comprising the steps of:sighting a target at a known distance from the bow through the bow sight using a bow sight indicator that corresponds to the known distance;
with the laser projector mounted on the bow by the articulable linkage articulating the articulable linkage to direct a laser beam from the laser projector onto the sighted target so the laser beam and the line of sight through the bow sight coincide at the target for calibrating the laser projector to the bow sight;
fixing the position of the articulable linkage in the position established by the previous step to prevent further articulation;
removing the laser projector from the articulable mount;
mounting the laser rangefinder on the bow by the articulable linkage with the articulable linkage in the position fixed by the fixing step;
sighting through the bow sight a second target at an unknown and estimated distance from the bow using the bow sight indicator that most closely corresponds to the estimated distance; and
reading the distance to the second target indicated by the laser rangefinder; and to improve aim adjusting the line of sight through the bow sight according to the distance to the second target indicated by the laser rangefinder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,051

MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A microchannel heat exchanger, comprising:a microchannel heat exchanger body including a channel layer stack formed in such a manner that a plurality of high-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a high-temperature fluid and a plurality of low-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a low-temperature fluid are alternately stacked, an inlet and an outlet for the high-temperature fluid, and an inlet and an outlet for the low-temperature fluid; and
a printed circuit board that is fixed to a surface of the microchannel heat exchanger body, and that has installed thereon at least a plurality of temperature sensors that are mounted on a surface of the printed circuit board and inserted in a stacking direction of the heat exchanger body in such a manner that each sensing point of the plurality of temperature sensors is arranged to be in direct contact with fluid near each of the inlet and the outlet for the high-temperature fluid and the inlet and the outlet for the low-temperature fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,365,048

MULTIPLY-WOUND TUBE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MULTIPLY-WOUND TUBE, AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING MULTIPLY-WOUND TUBE

SANOH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD...

1. A multiply-wound tube, comprising:a tube body formed by winding, into a roll, a metal plate comprising a core material layer made of a first metal material and a brazing material layer made of a second metal material having a lower melting point than the core material layer; and
a joint portion that is formed at a portion of the metal plate that is wound in layers, wherein the portion of the metal plate that is wound in layers is brazed together by the brazing material layer being melted by heat from a laser projected onto the tube body.

US Pat. No. 10,365,045

3-D CHANNEL GAS HEAT EXCHANGER

ALFA LAVAL CORHEX LTD., ...

1. A 3-D channel gas heat exchanger, comprising: a plurality of heat exchange plates each possessing opposite sides, the heat exchange plates being arranged in a stack so that one of the sides of each heat exchange plate faces one of the sides of an adjacent heat exchange plate; and a plurality of passages that are formed in between the plurality of heat exchange plates,wherein the plurality of passages comprise: first passages extending across one of the sides of a first one of the heat exchange plates and configured to convey a first fluid having a first temperature through the first passages; second passages extending across one of the sides of a second one of the heat exchange plates and configured to convey a second fluid through the second passages for transferring heat to the first fluid having the first temperature, the second passages that extend across the one side of the second heat exchange plate passing through the second heat exchange plate at through holes and opening to the opposite side of the second heat exchange plate; and third passages extending across one of the sides of a third one of the heat exchange plates and configured to convey a fluid that prevents freezing in the second passages by transferring heat to at least some of the second passages when a temperature of the second fluid is below a predetermined temperature value; and
the second heat exchange plate comprising a plurality of heating surface units that each extend between opposite ends of the second heat exchange plate, each of the heating surface units comprising first and second portions of the second heat exchange plate that alternate with one another between the opposite ends of the second heat exchange plate, the first portions of the second heat exchange plate extending in a straight line, the second portions of the second heat exchange plate being angled relative to the first portions of the second heat exchange plate so that the second portions of the second heat exchange plate are other than parallel to the first portions of the second heat exchange plate, the heating surface units being arranged side-by-side with the second passages and the through holes being positioned between the first and second portions of the side-by-side heating surface units.

US Pat. No. 10,365,007

CEILING-EMBEDDED AIR CONDITIONER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A ceiling-embedded air conditioner comprising:a box-shaped housing that is embedded in a ceiling of an air-conditioned room and has a blowing fan and a heat exchanger;
a square decorative panel that is attached to a lower surface of the housing and covers the ceiling;
a square suction grill at a center of the decorative panel;
main body outlets that are provided along respective four sides of a bottom surface of the housing and blow heat-exchanged air;
outlets that are provided in the decorative panel along respective four sides of the decorative panel so as to correspond to the main body outlets;
coupling portions that couple adjacent outlets at corners of the decorative panel;
a blowoff path that is provided around at least a portion of a circumference of the suction grill in the decorative panel so as to correspond to the outlets and the coupling portions; and
wind direction plates that are rotatably provided along the respective four sides of the decorative panel so as to cover or open the blowoff path and are longer than a long side of the outlets, the wind direction plates having gaps between adjacent wind direction plates;
wherein the wind direction plates cover at least a portion of the blowoff path,
each of the wind direction plates comprises a first side edge, a second side edge, and two third side parts,
the second side edge is opposed to the first side edge, the first side edge being closer to the suction grill than the second side edge is,
the second side edge comprises a straight portion corresponding to each of the outlets and inclined portions that are inclined from both ends of the straight portion toward adjacent wind direction plates,
the two third side parts are positioned at ends of the first side edge, each of the two third side parts being inclined toward adjacent wind direction plates,
the decorative panel comprises an outer frame portion and an inner frame portion, which constitute the blowoff path, and
the outer frame portion comprises first straight portions and second straight portions, each of the first straight portions being parallel to the straight portion of the second side edge of the wind direction plates, each of the second straight portions being parallel to adjacent inclined portions of the wind direction plates.

US Pat. No. 10,364,921

WEDGE OF A LEAD-THROUGH SYSTEM

Roxtec AB, Karlskrona (S...

1. A wedge of a lead-through system for cables, pipes, or wires, said lead-through system further comprises a frame and one or more modules, wherein the wedge and the one or more modules are placed inside the frame, wherein the modules are to receive the cables, pipes or wires, wherein the thickness of the wedge is adjustable to compress the modules inside the frame, wherein the wedge comprises a first wedge element and a second wedge element placed in line with each other and arranged movable towards and away from each other, wherein the wedge further comprises a third wedge element and a fourth wedge element, and wherein the third wedge element and the fourth wedge element are placed on opposite sides of the first wedge element and the second wedge element and abutting the first wedge element and second the wedge element along sloping surfaces, wherein each of the first wedge element, the second wedge element, the third wedge element, and the fourth wedge element comprises a core and an outer part surrounding the core, wherein the outer part comprises an elastic material and the core comprises a harder material than the elastic material, and wherein the elastic material of each of the first wedge element, the second wedge element, the third wedge element, and the fourth wedge element abuts the elastic material of two of the other of the first wedge element, the second wedge element, the third wedge element, and the fourth wedge element, and further comprising one single screw co-operating with one socket is used to move the first and second wedge elements towards and away from each other, wherein the socket is fixed in a rotatable way in relation to the first wedge element and the screw is fixed in a non-rotatable way in relation to the second wedge element, wherein an outer end of the screw is received in a through opening of the socket, whereby an inner thread of the through opening of the socket is in mesh with a second thread at the outer end of the screw, and wherein the first wedge element and the second wedge element are moveable toward and away from each other by rotation of the socket on the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,364,904

CONTROL VALVE

DOROT MANAGEMENT CONTROL ...

1. A control valve comprising:a valve body having an inlet port connectable to an upstream fluid supply line and extending along an inlet axis;
first and second outlet ports extending, respectively, along first and second outlet axes, and each connectable to a downstream fluid line, said first and second outlet axes extending substantially parallel to a sing reference axis and substantially perpendicular to said inlet axis;
a first sealing port associated with said first outlet port and disposed in a fluid path between the inlet port and the first outlet port, and a second sealing port disposed in a fluid path between the inlet port and the second outlet port; and
first and second sealing members configured for independently and selectively opening and closing the first and second sealing ports, respectively;
wherein each of said sealing ports extends along a sealing axis extending transverse to a plane being parallel to its respective outlet and said inlet axis, and forms, between a downstream end thereof and an upstream end of the inlet axis, an obtuse angel greater than 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,364,896

VALVE PLUG ASSEMBLY FOR PRESSURE REGULATOR

EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMEN...

1. A valve plug adapted for sealing engagement with a seat ring, the valve plug comprising:a cylindrical body and an annular flange radially extending from the body, the annular flange having a groove;
a pair of bores disposed in the body, each bore having a first diameter, a first end adapted to be in contact with a mounting portion, and a second end disposed within the body, each bore adapted to receive a fastener to couple the valve plug to the mounting portion;
a recess disposed at the second end of each bore, each recess having a second diameter larger than the first diameter of the bore to form a stepped portion at the second end of each bore, the recess adapted to receive at least one of a portion of a retainer or a portion of the fastener; and
a sealing disk disposed within the groove of the annular flange, the sealing disk one of a machined sealing disk machined into the groove or a molded sealing disk molded to the groove, the sealing disk having a sealing surface adapted to engage a seating surface of the seat ring,
wherein, when the sealing disk is the machined sealing disk, the recess disposed at the second end of each bore disposed in the body receives a portion of a retainer, and when the sealing disk is the molded sealing disk, the recess receives only a portion of the fastener, such that the same valve plug and one or more fasteners are interchangeably used with both the machined sealing disk and the molded sealing disk.

US Pat. No. 10,364,887

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Punch Powertrain NV, Sin...

3. A control system for a continuously variable transmission, the continuously variable transmission having a transmission ratio and a torque transmitted through the transmission, the continuously variable transmission including a pump providing system hydraulic pressure, the control system comprising:a control unit; and
an electronically controllable pressure relief valve in hydraulic communication with the pump;
wherein the electronically controllable pressure relief valve is responsive to an electric control signal from the control unit;
wherein the electronically controllable pressure relief valve has a set point related to a set transmission ratio and a set value of the torque transmitted through the transmission; and
wherein the value of the system hydraulic pressure increases as the transmission ratio increases and as the torque transmitted through the transmission increases.

US Pat. No. 10,364,874

TRANSMISSION AND ENGINE CONFIGURATION

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A modular drive device, comprising:an engine crankshaft disposed in an engine housing;
a plurality of gears disposed in the engine housing and driven by the engine crankshaft;
a center section attached to the engine housing and comprising a pump running surface, a motor running surface and hydraulic porting connecting the pump running surface to the motor running surface, wherein the pump running surface is located inside the engine housing and the motor running surface is located external to the engine housing and the hydraulic porting shares oil with the engine crankshaft and the plurality of gears;
a first pump located in the engine housing and rotatably disposed on the pump running surface, wherein the first pump comprises a first pump shaft offset from the engine crankshaft and driven by a first gear of the plurality of gears;
a motor housing engaged to the center section adjacent the motor running surface;
a first motor located in the motor housing and rotatably disposed on the motor running surface, wherein the first motor is located entirely outside the engine housing and is hydraulically connected to the first pump through the hydraulic porting; and
a first axle driven by the first motor and extending out from the motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,866

GEAR DEVICE

NABTESCO CORPORATION, To...

1. A gear device, comprising:a carrier having:
a first member; and
a second member opposed to the first member in a direction of a rotation axis;
a crankshaft configured to cause relative rotation between an outer cylinder and the carrier about the rotation axis;
an insertion pin inserted into the first member and the second member; and
a restriction member configured to restrict movement of the insertion pin,
wherein the insertion pin is housed in such a manner as to extend from a first hole over to a second hole, the first hole formed in the first member so as to extend through the first member, the second hole formed in the second member so as to correspond to the first hole,
at least one of the first hole and the second hole has such a shape as to restrict movement of the insertion pin toward the second hole in the rotation axis direction, and
wherein the restriction member is mounted in the first member so as to restrict movement of the insertion pin toward the first hole in the rotation axis direction,
wherein the second member has a substrate portion located away from the first member and a shaft portion protruding from the substrate portion toward the first member and having the second hole formed therein,
a female screw hole is formed in the restriction member side of the insertion pin,
wherein the female screw hole extends within a thickness of the first member in the rotation axis direction, and
a section of the insertion pin which fits within a thickness range of the shaft portion in the rotation axis direction is formed to be solid with no hole formed on an inner side thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,836

PRECISION THREADED LOCATOR BUSHING

Elijah Tooling, Inc., De...

1. A locator bushing for use in a receiving member, comprising:a driver portion including an external locating surface, a longitudinal smooth annular bore forming a longitudinal smooth annular internal locating surface, and a drive element, the drive element comprising longitudinal grooves formed within and projecting radially outward from the smooth annular bore of the driver portion, the grooves being configured to receive a rotational force to rotate the driver portion clockwise and counterclockwise; and
a threaded portion permanently integrally coupled with the driver portion and configured to releasably secure the driver portion to the receiving member, such that the locator bushing may be repeatedly installed into and out of the receiving member without damaging the receiving member;
wherein the external locating surface locates the driver portion relative to the receiving member, and the smooth annular internal locating surface is a non-threaded surface for locating an insert device relative to the locator bushing;
wherein the smooth annular internal locating surface of the bushing contacts a longitudinal smooth non-threaded insert locating surface on the insert device when the insert device is engaged with the bushing;
wherein the longitudinal grooves of the drive element do not extend to the external locating surface; and
wherein the driver portion and the threaded portion are in coaxial alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,830

PUMP DEVICE FOR CONVERTING ROTATION INTO FLUID FLOW

Spira Energy AB, Stening...

1. An apparatus for converting rotation into fluid flow, comprising:a first fluid conduit extending from a first open end to a second open end of the first fluid conduit, said first fluid conduit being coiled around a first axis of rotation;
a second fluid conduit extending from a first open end to a second open end of the second fluid conduit, said second fluid conduit being coiled around a second axis of rotation;
a rotor coupled to said first fluid conduit and to said second fluid conduit in such a way that rotation of said rotor causes said first fluid conduit to rotate around said first axis of rotation and said second fluid conduit to rotate around said second axis of rotation;
a first fluid separator for separating a first fluid having a first density from a second fluid having a second density different from said first density, said first fluid separator being in fluid flow communication with the second open end of said first fluid conduit, and in fluid flow communication with the first open end of said second fluid conduit; and
an outlet allowing extraction of said first fluid from said first fluid separator,
wherein said first fluid separator is configured in such a way that, during rotation of said rotor in a first direction of rotation, first mass portions of said first fluid and second mass portions of said second fluid are alternatingly transported from the first open end towards the second open end of said first fluid conduit, third mass portions of said first fluid and fourth mass portions of said second fluid are alternatingly transported from the first open end towards the second open end of the second fluid conduit,
wherein a ratio between each of said first mass portions and each of said second mass portions is greater than a ratio between each of said third mass portions and each of said fourth mass portions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,794

WHEEL-HUB DRIVEN WIND TURBINES

Yueli Electric (Jiangsu) ...

1. A wheel-hub driven wind turbine apparatus, comprising:a body;
at least one vertical-axis wind turbine blade mounted on the body and configured to translate wind forces exerting on the at least one vertical-axis wind turbine blade to the body, causing the body to move;
at least one wheel-hub attached to the body and configured to rotate when driven by the movement of the body;
at least one generator disposed next to the at least one wheel-hub and configured to generate electrical power when driven by the rotation of the at least one wheel-hub, the at least one generator comprising a rotor, a first generator, and a second generator,
wherein
the at least one wheel-hub is separated from the rotor while being magnetically coupled to the rotor, and
the at least one wheel-hub is configured to magnetically drive the rotor;
a detector unit on the body configured to detect wind speeds; and
a control unit on the body coupled to the detector unit, the first generator, and the second generator, the control unit being configured to:
operate the first generator when the detector detects a first wind speed, and
operate the second generator when the detector detects a second wind speed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,784

FUEL INJECTOR ARRANGEMENT

1. A fuel injector arrangement for supplying fuel into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine, the fuel injector arrangement comprising a fuel injector and a sealing ring which is arranged around the circumference of the fuel injector, the sealing ring being located between at least or one of:a fuel inlet of the fuel injector located nearest to an injector up of the fuel injector and the injector tip, and
an outlet of the fuel injector located nearest to an injector tip of the fuel injector and the injector tip,
wherein the fuel injector arrangement is adapted to be positioned in art opening of a housing part so that a gap is formed between a portion of the fuel injector around which the sealing ring is arranged and the housing part, and wherein the sealing ring has an asymmetrical cross section with a narrow end extending towards the injector tip and a wider end extending away from the injector tip wherein the wider end has a recess therein creating two legs with a space therebetween, such that an outer leg of the two legs is moveable from an abutment position, the outer leg of the two legs abutting the housing in the abutment position to seal the gap when the fuel injector arrangement is positioned in the opening in, the housing part, towards an inner leg of the two legs.

US Pat. No. 10,364,782

FUEL INJECTION DEVICE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel injection device for an internal combustion engine, which is applied to a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine with an even number of cylinders including four or more cylinders, the fuel injection device comprising:a common rail to which pressurized fuel is to be supplied;
a plurality of fuel injection valves;
a plurality of fuel supply pipes; and
a plurality of injection-valve connection pipes,
each of said plurality of fuel injection valves having a first supply port and a second supply port that communicates to the first supply port, and being configured to inject the pressurized fuel, which is supplied to each of the first supply port and the second supply port, to a corresponding one of the even number of cylinders,
each of said plurality of fuel supply pipes directly connecting the first supply port of the each of said plurality of fuel injection valves and said common rail,
each of said plurality of injection-valve connection pipes directly connecting the second supply ports of a pair of said plurality of fuel injection valves provided to a pair of the cylinders, which are non-contiguous in an order of combustions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,730

SENSOR

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. A particulate matter sensor for exhaust gas comprising:a filter member having a plurality of cells which are defined by a porous partition wall;
at least a pair of electrode members which are disposed to face each other with some of the plurality of cells sandwiched therebetween to form a condenser;
a heater member configured to heat the some of the plurality of cells to burn and remove particulate matter accumulated in some of the plurality of cells;
an electrostatic capacity detection circuit configured to detect an electrostatic capacity between the pair of electrode members; and
an estimation unit configured to estimate an amount of the particulate matter contained in the exhaust gas based on the electrostatic capacity between the pair of electrode members detected by the electrostatic capacity detection circuit,
wherein the filter member is a filter layer in which the plurality of cells are disposed in parallel in one direction,
wherein the pair of electrode members are first and second planar electrode plates which are disposed to face each other with the filter layer sandwiched therebetween, and
wherein the heater member is a planar heater substrate which is configured to be energized to be heated, and the planar heat substrate is interposed either between the first planar electrode plate and the filter layer or between the second planar electrode plate and the filter layer along a flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,364,722

METHOD FOR REGULATING AN EXHAUST-GAS AFTERTREATMENT DEVICE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

FEV EUROPE GMBH, (DE)

1. A method for regulating an exhaust-gas aftertreatment device for an internal combustion engine, whereinat least one operating state of the internal combustion engine is detected,
respectively one loading state of a first SCR component and of a second SCR component which is arranged downstream of the first SCR component is detected, wherein the two SCR components are able to be loaded with a reducing agent,
an efficiency of the first and/or of the second SCR component is determined by way of an efficiency model in dependence on at least one of the two loading states,
a first target loading of the second SCR component is determined in dependence on the operating state of the internal combustion engine,
a first sensor upstream of the first SCR component and a second sensor downstream of the second SCR component are used in each case to detect a nitrogen oxide concentration and/or a concentration of the reducing agent in the form of a first sensor value of the first sensor and of a corresponding second sensor value of the second sensor,
the loading state of the second SCR component is regulated by way of a dosing system for dosing the reducing agent and at least in dependence on the first and the second sensor value and on the determined efficiency of the first SCR component and/or the second SCR component, wherein a first reference variable, which is equal to the first target loading, is used, and the dosing system is arranged upstream of the first SCR component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,719

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM, AND NOX PURIFICATION CAPACITY RESTORATION METHOD

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. An exhaust gas purification system comprising:a NOx storage-reduction catalyst that is provided on an exhaust passageway of an internal combustion engine to reduce and purify a nitrogen compound in exhaust gas; and
a control unit configured to:
estimate a degree of deterioration of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst;
execute a regeneration process in which the exhaust gas is enriched so as to restore a NOx storage capacity of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst;
set a target interval from an end of the regeneration process to a start of a subsequent regeneration process;
correct the target interval based on the estimated degree of deterioration; and
prohibit an end of a NOx regeneration control until an elapsing time counted from a start of the NOx regeneration control reaches a required minimum time that is longer than a time during which a control operation by an air system or a MAF (mass air flow) tracking control is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,704

POSITIONING BODIES RELATIVE TO ONE ANOTHER USING SPRING ELEMENT(S) AND AN ELASTOMERIC BODY

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A system comprising an assembly adapted to support a first body relative to a second body, the assembly comprising:an elastomeric body configured with a mounting aperture for receiving the first body, the elastomeric body comprising a first protrusion and a second protrusion;
a frame wrapped about a perimeter of the elastomeric body, the frame configured with a first window and a second window, the first protrusion extending through the first window to a distal end of the first protrusion, and the second protrusion extending through the second window to a distal end of the second protrusion; and
first and second spring elements adapted to mount to the second body;
the elastomeric body disposed between the first and the second spring elements such that the first spring element engages the distal end of the first protrusion and the second spring element engages the distal end of the second protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,662

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING RESOURCE PRODUCTION

DataInfoCom USA, Inc., A...

1. A method for drilling a well, the method comprising: prescribing a drill recipe using a drill analysis engine using a neural network or a regression based on a correlation determined from a field-specific model, the field-specific model including a synthetic proximity depletion variable, the drill recipe identifying drilling spin rates, weights, mudflow parameters, and prescribed segments between pulling a drill string, each prescribed segment of the prescribed segments including a start depth, wherein the synthetic proximity depletion variable is derived from, at least, a distance of adjacent wells and associated depletion curves; initiating drilling of the well based on the drill recipe; detecting a drill event inconsistent with the drill recipe; prescribing an adjusted drill recipe using the drill analysis engine using the neural network or the regression based on the correlation determined from the field-specific model in response to the drill event, the adjusted drill recipe including adjusted prescribed segments; and drilling the well based on the adjusted drill recipe.

US Pat. No. 10,364,653

ACTUATION TOOL HAVING A NON-BALLISTIC FORCE GENERATING MECHANISM

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

17. A method of actuating a downhole device comprising:activating a non-ballistic first actuator to deliver a first activation pressure having a first force defined by a first force profile to the downhole device by delivering electrical energy to an electromagnetic launcher that delivers the first activation pressure to the downhole device; and
activating a non-ballistic second actuator to deliver a second activation pressure having a second force profile including a second force, that is substantially greater than the first force, to the downhole device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,614

POLYCRYSTALLINE ULTRA-HARD CONSTRUCTIONS WITH MULTIPLE SUPPORT MEMBERS

Smith International, Inc....

1. A polycrystalline ultra-hard construction for mounting on a tool body comprising:a polycrystalline ultra-hard material body having a first phase of bonded together diamond crystals, and having a plurality of second phases disposed within the first phase, wherein second phases are selected from the group consisting of empty voids, a reaction product with the polycrystalline diamond, a catalyst material used to form the first phase, and combinations thereof;
multiple support members attached to the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body, wherein the multiple support members comprise:
a backside support member that is attached to the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body along a backside surface of the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body by a first braze material; and
a side support member extending circumferentially along a side surface of the backside support member and a side surface of the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body and extending along an axial length of the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body, wherein the side support member is attached to the backside support member and to the polycrystalline ultra-hard material body by a second braze material, said ultra-hard construction being attachable to said tool body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,611

DRILL HEAD FOR EXPANDING A PILOT BORE IN ORDER TO CREATE A BOREHOLE

Herrenknecht, Schwanau (...

1. A drill head for expanding a pilot bore in order to create a borehole having a borehole wall as a result of loosening rock surrounding the pilot bore in the region of a working face, which extends in a substantially right-angled manner to the pilot bore for HDD operation, comprising;a basic body, with a connection element for a pilot bore string;
at least two tool holders for drilling tools, wherein at least one tool holder is on the basic body, wherein at least one tool holder is at a greater spacing radially from the basic body than the at least one other tool holder and at least one outer and one inner drilling tool are movable into engagement with the working face, and wherein the at least one inner drilling tool and the at least one outer drilling tool are each offset at an angle in relation to the working face;
at least a first receiving tool which comprises an additional drilling tool for engaging a region of the working face, wherein the receiving tool is configured to receive the drill cuttings loosened at the working face and removes them from the drilling region and stabilize the drill head from unwanted vertical movement in the horizontal bore; and
at least a second receiving tool for receiving drill cuttings which are located on the bottom horizontal wall of the borehole, the receiving tool comprising a receiving surface at an angle of <20° in relation to the alignment line of the borehole.

US Pat. No. 10,364,605

ROTARY PERCUSSIVE DEVICE

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

15. A method of providing rotary power to a rotary percussive device, the method comprising:producing a torque using a rotational translator including a rotational stator and rotational rotor;
using the torque to cause the rotational rotor to rotate; and
converting rotation of the rotational rotor to axial motion and thereby causing an axial stator to move axially, the axial stator longitudinally overlapping the rotational stator.

US Pat. No. 10,364,601

PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR SHADE

KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC, Ir...

11. A solar shade assembly for a vehicle, the solar shade assembly comprising:a solar shade including a continuous photovoltaic sheet configured to generate an electrical current using sunlight; and
a roller assembly including a housing for storing the photovoltaic sheet such that the photovoltaic sheet is capable of being unfurled from the roller assembly;
a pocket mounted on a surface of the photovoltaic sheet, wherein the pocket is configured to retain a mobile electronic device;
a power converter located in the roller assembly and configured to receive the electrical current;
wherein the power converter is configured to provide power to the pocket for charging a mobile device placed within the pocket; and
wherein the power converter is configured to provide power to the roller assembly to drive furling of the photovoltaic sheet into the roller assembly housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,552

EXCAVATOR LINKAGE ANGLE DETERMINATION USING A LASER DISTANCE METER

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. An excavator calibration framework comprising an excavator, a laser distance meter (LDM), and a laser reflector, wherein:the excavator comprises a machine chassis, an excavating linkage assembly, an excavating implement, and control architecture;
the excavating linkage assembly comprises an excavator boom, and an excavator stick, and a four-bar linkage that collectively define a plurality of linkage assembly positions;
the excavator stick is mechanically coupled to a terminal pivot point B of the excavator boom;
the four-bar linkage comprises a node D, a node F, a node G, and a node H, and linkages disposed therebetween, the linkage between the nodes D and F defining a dogbone linkage;
the LDM is configured to generate one or more measurement signals indicative of a distance and an angle between the LDM and the laser reflector;
an outer triangle BGF is defined between the node F, the terminal pivot point B, and the node G;
the outer triangle BGF comprises a first length BG, a second length BFi, a third length GFi;
the node D is positioned within the outer triangle BGF and defines, with the outer triangle BGF, three inner triangles DGB, DBF, and DFG within the outer triangle BGF;
the control architecture comprises one or more linkage assembly actuators and an architecture controller programmed to execute an iterative process, the iterative process comprising:
disposing the laser reflector at a position corresponding to the node F;
generating a measurement signal indicative of a distance and an angle between the LDM and the laser reflector;
determining a position of the node F based on the generated measurement signal;
determining the second length BFi and the third length GFi of the outer triangle BGF at least partially based on the position of the node F;
determining an angle BGD (?BGD) of the inner triangle DGB at least partially based on the second length BFi, and the third length GFi of the outer triangle BGF;
determining a position of the node D at least partially based on the angle BGD (?BGD);
determining a length BD along the excavator stick between the terminal pivot point B and the node D at least partially based on the position of the node D; and
determining a dogbone angle BDF (?BDF) of the inner triangle DBF based on the length BD along the excavator stick, a dogbone length DF of the dogbone linkage of the four-bar linkage, and the second length BFi of the outer triangle BGF, the dogbone angle BDF (?BDF) corresponding to an angular orientation of the dogbone linkage with respect to the length BD along the excavator stick; and
the architecture controller is further programmed to:
repeat the iterative process i times until i passes an iterative threshold;
generate an actual dogbone angle BDF (?BDFactual) based on a series of dogbone angles BDF determined from the iterative process; and
operate the excavator using the actual dogbone angle (?BDFactual).

US Pat. No. 10,364,519

SLIDE SPRING, SLIDE, SLIDE NEEDLE, GUIDE ARRANGEMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AT LEAST ONE SLIDE SPRING

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A slider spring for a slider used with a slider needle, the slider spring comprising:a closing section for closing a hook opening of the slider needle;
a connection section for connecting to a slider body of the slider; and
a guide section for guiding the slider spring at a needle body;
wherein the slider spring extends in a spring longitudinal direction, in a spring transverse direction, and in a spring height direction; and
at least one groove-like shaped reinforcement bead with a concave bead interior and an oppositely disposed convex bead exterior;
the slider spring shaped and configured to be stacked against at least one other slider spring such that the convex bead exterior of the slider spring fits completely within the respective concave bead interior of the at least one other slider spring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,510

SUBSTRATE FOR CRYSTAL GROWTH HAVING A PLURALITY OF GROUP III NITRIDE SEED CRYSTALS ARRANGED IN A DISC SHAPE

SCIOCS COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate for crystal growth having a holding plate attached to a surface thereof, used for a vapor phase growth of a crystal,wherein a plurality of seed crystal substrates made of a group III nitride crystal are arranged in a disc shape, so that their main surfaces are parallel to each other and adjacent lateral surfaces are in contact with each other;
the plurality of seed crystal substrates constituting at least a portion other than a peripheral portion of the substrate for crystal growth respectively has a main surface whose planar shape is a regular hexagon; and
a surface of the seed crystal substrates are fixed on said holding plate through an adhesive agent, the holding plate has recessed grooves provided on a main surface of the holding plate and at positions facing positions where the lateral surfaces of the adjacent seed crystal substrates are in contact with each other, to allow the adhesive agent to escape.

US Pat. No. 10,364,475

WEAR-RESISTANT, SINGLE PENETRATION STAVE COOLERS

MacRae Technologies, Inc....

1. A wear-resistant stave cooler subject to a combination of abrasion, impacts, metallic, corrosion, heat and other effects during its use in a furnace, comprising:a cast copper stave body in which are cast liquid coolant piping, and including a hot face subject to wear during use;
a single steel collar embedded, or otherwise anchored into a backside of the cast copper stave body, and laterally positioned such that the stave cooler will hang on only it straight inside from a single penetration of a steel containment shell, and in which all external piping connections of the liquid coolant piping within are collected together as a single group and routed through the single steel collar; and
a wear protection barrier disposed on the hot face and that is limited to include at least one of horizontal rows of ribs and channels that retain metal inserts or refractory bricks, or pockets that assist in the retention of castable cement and/or accretions frozen in place from a melt, or an application of an area of hardfacing that is welded on in a pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,364,461

QUANTUM MOLECULAR SEQUENCING (QM-SEQ): IDENTIFICATION OF UNIQUE NANOELECTRONIC TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY FINGERPRINTS FOR DNA, RNA, AND SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE MODIFICATIONS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A sequencer, comprising:a processor;
a read head having a plurality of quantum tunneling tips;
a substrate capable of supporting at least one polynucleotide that comprises one or more nucleobases, wherein the substrate comprises channels into which a sample may be flowed to deposit at least one polynucleotide onto the substrate, and wherein each channel comprises a bottom surface and two walls, wherein the bottom surface is the conductive substrate and the walls are composed of a hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the substrate comprises a polycationic surface;
a bias voltage coupled to the processor and providing a voltage between the read head and the substrate;
a current sensor coupled between the bias voltage and the read head, the current sensor providing a current to the processor, wherein the processor executes instructions to acquire electronic signature data at a set of positions across the sample and store the electronic signature data according to position, and wherein individual nucleobases can be identified based on the electronic signature data.

US Pat. No. 10,364,359

SELF-HEALING POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc.,...

1. A coating comprising:a material chosen from the group consisting of rubber, ceramic, metal, concrete, epoxy, polyurethane, and polyurea;
at least a first carbon nanotube (FCN) filled with at least a first healing agent, wherein the first carbon nanotube has first and second ends, wherein a first FCN end cap is closed on the first end of the first carbon nanotube and a second FCN end cap is closed on the second end of the first carbon nanotube; and
at least a second carbon nanotube (SCN) filled with at least a second healing agent, wherein the second carbon nanotube has first and second ends, wherein a first SCN end cap is closed on the first end of the second carbon nanotube and a second SCN end cap is closed on the second end of the second carbon nanotube, wherein the first and second carbon nanotubes are mixed in the material, wherein the at least a first carbon nanotube and the at least a second carbon nanotube are functionalized.

US Pat. No. 10,364,338

THERMAL EXPANDABILITY ADJUSTER, USE AS THERMAL EXPANDABILITY ADJUSTER, THERMOSET RESIN COMPOSITION, INSULATING MATERIAL, SEALING MATERIAL AND CONDUCTIVE PASTE EACH CONTAINING THERMOSET RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCTS, PREPREG AND MEMBER OBTAINED BY CURI

AIR WATER INC., Hokkaido...

1. A thermoset resin composition, comprising:a glycoluril derivative compound represented by formula (1)

at least one bismaleimide compound;
at least one phenol resin; and
at least one epoxy resin other than the glycoluril derivative compound,
wherein the glycoluril derivative compound represented by the formula (1) is a thermal expansion rate adjuster.

US Pat. No. 10,364,294

METHODS OF PREPARATION OF CONJUGATES

IMMUNOGEN, INC., Waltham...

1. A method for preparing a conjugate represented by the following formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, the method comprising:
a) reacting a modified cytotoxic compound with a bifunctional crosslinking agent to form a second modified cytotoxic compound, wherein the modified cytotoxic compound is represented by the following formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; the bifunctional crosslinking agent is N-succinimidyl-4-(2-pyridyldithio)2-sulfo butanoate (sulfo-SPDB); and the second modified cytotoxic compound is represented by the following formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and,
b) reacting the second modified cytotoxic compound with the antibody at a pH of 4 to 9, to form the conjugate, wherein the second modified cytotoxic compound is not purified before reacting with the antibody in step b) and wherein the antibody is huMY9-6, r is an integer from 1 to 10, Y is —SO3M, and M is H, Na+ or K+.

US Pat. No. 10,364,254

COMPOUNDS FOR USE IN ANTIBACTERIAL APPLICATIONS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,252

OXABICYCLOHEPTANE PRODRUGS

Lixte Biotechnology, Inc....

1. A method for in vivo delivery of endothall to a target cell in a subject afflicted with cancer, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound having the structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester of the compound, whereinX is

R17 is H, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, alkylaryl, heteroaryl, alkylheteroaryl, C(O)O-t-Bu or —CH2CN;
R18 is H or alkyl;
R19 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR4, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR4R5, (C1-C4 alkyl)NC(O)R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR4, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)CO2R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR4R5,

wherein each occurrence of R4 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R5 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R6 and R7 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R8 is, independently, H, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and
Y is OR9 or NR10R11, wherein
R9 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR12R13, (C1-C4 alkyl)NHC(O)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)CO2R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR12R13,

R10 is H; and
R11 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR12R13, (C1-C4 alkyl)NHC(O)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR12R13,

wherein each occurrence of R12 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R13 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R14 and R15 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and
wherein each occurrence of R16 is, independently, H, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl,
wherein
when X is
where R17 is CH3, then Y is other than —O(C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OEt)2 or —NH(C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OE)2; andwherein the cancer is brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, large cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung, small cell lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ovary adenocarcinoma, pancreas carcinoma, prostate carcinoma, promylocytic leukemia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma cell.

US Pat. No. 10,364,237

TETRAHYDROQUINOLINE SULFONAMIDE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR USE AS AGONISTS OF ROR? AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A method of promoting the activity of ROR?, comprising exposing a ROR? to an effective amount of a compound of Formula I or IV, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to promote the activity of said ROR?; wherein Formula I is represented by:
wherein:
A is phenylene or 5-6 membered heteroarylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2A is C1-6 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CO2R4, —N(R4)C(O)(C1-6 alkyl), —CN, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, and —N(R4)(R5);
R2B is C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, or fluoro;
R3 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 haloalkyl, halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or —O—(C1-6 alkylene)-OH;
R4 and R5 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl; or an occurrence of R4 and R5 attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3-8 membered heterocyclic ring;
R9 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-6 hydroxyalkyl;
X is one of the following:
—(C2-6 alkenylene)-phenyl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-heteroaryl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-(partially unsaturated 8-10 membered bicyclic ring containing 0-3 heteroatoms), or —(C3-6 cycloalkylene)-phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9; or
—(C2-6 alkenylene)-(C1-6 alkyl), —(C2-6 alkenylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or

 each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9, wherein A* is a 5-8 membered, partially saturated carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
Y is —O—;
m and p each represent independently for each occurrence 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3; and
Formula IV is represented by:

wherein:
A is phenylene or 5-6 membered heteroarylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2A is C1-6 alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CO2R4, —C(O)N(R4)(R5), —N(R4)C(O)R8, —CN, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, and —N(R4)(R5); or
R2B is C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, or fluoro;
R3 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or —O—(C1-6 hydroxyalkyl);
R4 and R5 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl; or an occurrence of R4 and R5 attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3-8 membered heterocyclic ring;
R8 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or aryl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, or —CO2R4; or R8 is —CO2R4;
R9 represents independently for each occurrence C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-6hydroxyalkyl;
X is C4-7 cycloalkenyl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6haloalkoxy, —S—(C1-6 alkyl), hydroxyl, cyano, —C(O)R9, and —SO2R9;
Y is —O—;
m and p each represent independently for each occurrence 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,364,236

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Azevan Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A unit dose comprising about 80 mg to about 700 mg total of one or more compounds of the formulae
or a salt thereof, wherein
A and A? are each independently selected from —CO2H, or an ester or amide derivative thereof;
n is an integer selected from 0 to about 3;
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, halo, haloalkyl, cyano, formyl, alkylcarbonyl, or a substituent selected from the group consisting of —CO2R8, —CONR8R8?, and —NR8(COR9); where R8 and R8? are each independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted arylalkyl; or R8 and R8? are taken together with the attached nitrogen atom to form an heterocycle; and where R9 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroarylalkyl, and R8R8?N—(C1-C4 alkyl);
R3 is an amino, amido, acylamido, or ureido group, which is optionally substituted; or R3 is a nitrogen-containing heterocyclyl group attached at a nitrogen atom; and
R4 is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, alkylcarbonyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted arylhaloalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkenyl, optionally substituted arylhaloalkenyl, or optionally substituted arylalkynyl; or

or a salt thereof, wherein
Q is oxygen; or Q is sulfur or disulfide, or an oxidized derivative thereof;
n is an integer from 1 to 3; and
R5? is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl or optionally substituted heterocyclylalkyl, and optionally substituted aminoalkyl,
where the unit dose is adapted for treating Huntington's Disease in a human, where the one or more compounds are selective for the V1a receptor compared to the V1b receptor by a factor of about 10 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,364,229

CRYSTALLINE SUBSTITUTED 5-FLUORO-1H-PYRAZOLOPYRIDINES AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING

ADVERIO PHARMA GMBH, Sch...

1. A crystalline substance compound of the formula (I) in the form of the di-dimethyl sulphoxide solvate,wherein the x-ray diffractogram of the compound exhibits peak maxima of the 2 theta angle at 12.0, 16.6, 17.8, 18.8, 20.3, and 21.7.

US Pat. No. 10,364,195

BRAZE FOR CERAMIC AND CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:positioning a first part comprising a ceramic or ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and a second part comprising a ceramic or a CMC adjacent to each other to define a joint region between adjacent portions of the first part and the second part;
delivering a solid braze material in the joint region, wherein the solid braze material comprises at least a filler material, an organic binder comprising a preceramic polymer, and a metal or alloy, and wherein the solid braze material comprises at least one of a wire, ribbon, thread, rod, or strand; and
locally heating, using at least one of a laser or a plasma arc source, the solid braze material, wherein a constituent of the filler material reacts with a constituent of the molten metal or alloy to join the first part and the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,364,167

CONTINUOUS-FLOW PHOTO-REACTOR FOR THE PHOTOCATALYTIC DESTRUCTION OF WATER SOLUBLE ETHERS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method for achieving degradation of ether-containing organic contaminants, wherein the method comprises exposing an organic contaminants-containing starting material to oxygen, a catalyst comprising TiO2, and an ultraviolet (UV) light source to thereby achieve degradation of said ether to CO2, wherein the degradation is achieved with a photocatalytic system comprising an ultraviolet (UV) light source, a series of continuous flow photoreactors, an oxygen supplying device capable of providing oxygen to said photoreactors, and a catalyst comprising TiO2, and wherein the photoreactors comprise borosilicate glass tubes, wherein the method comprises introducing the ether-containing organic contaminants into the photocatalytic system; allowing the ether-containing organic contaminants to be exposed to the catalyst comprising TiO2, oxygen, and the ultraviolet (UV) light when the ether-containing organic contaminants are flowing through the photocatalytic system; and converting the ether-containing organic contaminants to CO2.

US Pat. No. 10,364,096

BASE PLATE UNIT

Nantong CIMC ECO New Mate...

1. A base plate unit, wherein the base plate unit is of an integral structure made of fiber reinforced polymer-matrix composite material, and the base plate unit comprises:a base plate unit body comprising at least one bearing part, each bearing part comprising a panel, a plurality of web plates extending downwards from a bottom of the panel, and bottom supports disposed at lower ends of the web plates, the web plates comprising two side-web plates at both sides of the panel and middle web plates in the middle; and
foot plates disposed at both exterior sides of a bottom of the base plate unit body, and formed by extending bottoms of respective outmost side-web plates of the base plate unit body outwards horizontally;
wherein a width F of the panel of each bearing part is 50 to 450 mm, and a thickness A of the panel is 3 to 8 mm; a thickness B of each of the side-web plates and the middle web plates is 4 to 7 mm; a thickness G of the foot plate is 3 to 7 mm, and a width E of the foot plate is 15 to 40 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,364,080

CAN CARRIER

ROBERTS PLYPRO INC., Cha...

1. A carrier for attachment to a can top, comprising:at least one ring member with a central through opening, the ring member including:
an inner portion including a substantially planar inner side ring part and an outer side ring part, wherein the inner side ring part is disposed higher than the outer side ring part and a space between the outer side ring part and the inner side ring part is traversed by an upwardly angled ring part having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart through slots;
a plurality of tab members extending downward from an outer side of the outer side ring part of the inner portion, each of the tab members including an upper leg and a lower arcuate segment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,076

CABLE TIE

Industry Academic Coopera...

1. A cable tie comprising:a tie band which is provided with a plurality of serrated grooves continuously formed on a one surface thereof in a longitudinal direction to bind cables, and
a tie holder which is connected to one end of the tie band and includes a tie band passage, through which the other end of the tie band passes, and a serrated locking protrusion formed on an inner surface of the tie band passage and interference-latched to the serrated grooves,
wherein the tie band is provided with a cut guide groove formed on both widthwise edges thereof,
wherein the cut guide groove has a first grooved slope surface and a second grooved slope surface which are recessed in such a way that a width of the tie band is gradually decreased from the widthwise edges of the tie band to an inside, and a plurality of cut guide grooves are formed at regular intervals along the longitudinal direction of the tie band,
wherein the cable tie further comprises an auxiliary latching member to separately bind the cables by two bundles, with the tie holder being interposed between cable bundles,
wherein the auxiliary latching member includes a first auxiliary passage which upwardly guides the tie band entering an entrance of the tie band passage and has a first guide locking protrusion to be interface-engaged with the serrated grooves, and
a second auxiliary passage which is formed at an exit of the tie band passage to guide the tie band passim, the first auxiliary passage to the exit of the tie band passage and having a second guide locking protrusion to be interface-engaged with the serrated grooves,
wherein arc curved portions are formed between the cut guide groove and the widthwise edges.

US Pat. No. 10,364,058

REVERSE TUCK LOCK

INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPT...

1. A container comprising:a first panel having a first engagement feature;
a second panel having a second engagement feature; and
a third panel having a third engagement feature,
wherein said first panel is folded against said second panel and said first engagement feature of said first panel is engaged with said second engagement feature of said second panel, thereby effectively locking the container in a three-dimensional configuration,
wherein said first engagement feature of said first panel is engaged with said third engagement feature of said third panel so as to prevent said first engagement feature from disengaging from said second engagement feature, and
wherein said third engagement feature is displaced from said second engagement feature when the container is locked in the three-dimensional configuration,
wherein said first engagement feature comprises a tab member and said second engagement feature comprises a tab slot defined by said second panel, said tab slot being configured to selectively receive said tab member so as to allow said tab member to extend into an interior area of the container such that an outer surface of said tab member can be folded against an inner surface of said second panel, thereby moving said tab member to a locked configuration, and
wherein said third panel extends from a bottom edge of said first panel and wherein said third engagement feature comprises a terminal slot defined by said third panel, said terminal slot being positioned adjacent to said bottom edge of said first panel and being configured to receive a distal end of said tab member when said tab member is in the locked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,034

CIRCUITRY FOR TESTING INFLATABLE PERSONAL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

AmSafe, Inc., Phoenix, A...

1. An electronics module assembly configured to control the inflation of an airbag in an aircraft, comprising:a battery;
a crash sensor;
a control circuit for selectively completing a first current path from the battery through an ignitor upon receipt of a signal from the crash sensor, wherein current in the first current path activates the ignitor and causes the airbag to inflate;
a test circuit for selectively completing a second current path that is different from the first current path, wherein the second current path conducts current from the battery through the ignitor to test an electrical connection between the battery and the ignitor, wherein the second current path includes a resistor in the second current with a resistance selected to limit the current in the second current path to a level that prevents the ignitor from activating when the second current path is completed; and
one or more visual indicators that are selectively enabled to provide a visual status of the ability of the electronics module assembly to inflate the airbag.

US Pat. No. 10,364,032

OVERHEAD LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT FOR AIRCRAFT

FACC AG, Ried im Innkrei...

1. An overhead luggage compartment for an aircraft, comprising a tray for accommodating pieces of luggage, which tray is pivotable about an axis of rotation between a closed position and an open position, and comprising a housing, which encloses the tray in the closed position and has devices arranged thereon for fastening to a supporting structure of the aircraft, and a suspension device for a passenger service unit, and comprising a closure element for holding the tray in the closed position, wherein the housing is formed by two frame parts arranged lateral to the tray, which frame parts are connected to each other by means of cross-braces, and the fastening devices and the suspension device for the passenger service unit and at least one stop element for limiting the open position of the tray are arranged on the frame parts.

US Pat. No. 10,364,031

TOUCHSCREEN TABLET COMPUTING DEVICE SUPPORT

ATLAS DIVERTISSEMENT INC....

1. A tablet computing device support for use by a user seated on an airplane behind a seat having a folding table, comprising:a main body;
a bottom support element positioned at a bottom end of the main body;
at least two lateral support members positioned on opposite sides of the main body, each of the at least two lateral support members including a lateral support element; and
at least one securing member configured to be inserted between the folding table in the upright position and the seat in front of the user in order to secure the tablet computing device support to the folding table;
wherein the bottom support element and the at least two lateral support elements are configured to receive therebetween and secure a tablet computing device to the tablet computing device support.

US Pat. No. 10,364,020

PITCH CHANGE MECHANISM FOR A BLADED ROTOR

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A pitch change mechanism for a bladed rotor comprising:a driving sleeve having, in axial sequence, a first helical connection portion and a second helical connection portion;
a drive shaft, the driving sleeve being positioned concentric with and surrounding the drive shaft;
a first pitch-changing element having a first end drivingly engaged with the first helical connection portion, and a first ring gear portion at a second opposite end;
a second pitch-changing element having a first end drivingly engaged with the second helical connection portion, and a second ring gear portion at a second opposite end; and
a plurality of blade drive gears arranged in a circumferential array around a longitudinal axis of the drive shaft,
the first pitch-changing element being positioned axially adjacent to the second pitch-changing element, and being positioned on a same side of the driving sleeve, with the first ring gear portion facing the second ring gear portion,
wherein the first end of the first pitch-changing element that is drivingly engaged with the first helical connection portion is on a same radial side of the driving sleeve as the first end of the second pitch-changing element that is drivingly engaged with the second helical connection portion, and
wherein the first and second pitch-changing elements are positioned concentrically over the driving sleeve, such that axial movement of the driving sleeve causes the first helical connection portion to rotate the first pitch-changing element in a first rotational direction, and simultaneously causes the second helical connection portion to rotate the second pitch-changing element in an opposite second rotational direction, with the contra-rotation of the first and second pitch-changing elements causing a rotation of the plurality of blade drive gears positioned between and meshingly coupled to each of the first ring gear portion and the second ring gear portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,018

COUPLING DEVICE, WING ASSEMBLY FOR AN AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH COUPLING DEVICE AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH WING ASSEMBLY

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A coupling device for supporting a first component against a second component of an aircraft wherein the first component and the second component are movable relative to each other and exposed to aerodynamic loads, the coupling device being configured for passive flight load alleviation and comprising:a housing comprising a chamber, wherein the chamber comprises a first portion and a second portion and is filled with a fluid;
a piston device movably arranged in the chamber, wherein the piston device separates the first portion from the second portion in a fluid tight manner, a first fluid pathway connecting the first portion to the second portion and defined by at least one wall of the housing;
a first pressure relief valve arranged in the first fluid pathway, wherein the first pressure relief valve is configured to block the first fluid pathway, if the pressure in the second portion is smaller than a first relief pressure, and to open the first fluid pathway, if the pressure in the second portion is greater than the first relief pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,012

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR MARINE ENGINE

Indmar Products Company I...

1. A marine engine exhaust system comprising:first and second exhaust manifolds, each of said first and second exhaust manifolds being a unitary member and comprising a generally horizontally oriented first portion adapted to be secured to an engine, an elbow portion downstream of the first portion and a generally vertically oriented second portion downstream of the elbow portion and above the elbow portion, the generally vertically oriented second portion of the first exhaust manifold being adapted to receive and retain a first catalytic converter having a central axis and the generally vertically oriented second portion of the second exhaust manifold being adapted to receive and retain a second catalytic converter having a central axis, each of said first and second exhaust manifolds having an inner member and an outer member so as to define a manifold liquid cooling passage between the inner and outer members of the respective exhaust manifold, wherein the central axes of the first and second catalytic converters extend towards each other in an upward direction;
the first catalytic converter resting on a first shelf located inside the second portion of the first exhaust manifold and the second catalytic converter resting on a second shelf located inside the second portion of the second exhaust manifold;
first and second risers, each of said first and second risers comprising an inlet portion and a turn portion, the inlet portion of the first riser being secured to an outlet end of the first exhaust manifold and the inlet portion of the second riser being secured to an outlet end of the second exhaust manifold, each of the first and second risers comprising an inner tube and an outer tube surrounding the inner tube so as to define a riser liquid cooling passage between the inner and outer tubes of the respective riser, wherein the first riser and its respective inner tube directs exhaust gases away from the first manifold and the second riser and its respective inner tube directs exhaust gases away from the second manifold;
a Y-pipe having first and second inlet legs and an outlet leg, one of the first and second inlet legs of the Y-pipe being coupled to one of the first and second risers and the other of the first and second inlet lets of the Y-pipe being coupled to the other of the first and second risers; and
an exhaust outlet conduit, the outlet leg of the Y-pipe being coupled to the exhaust outlet conduit,
wherein cooling liquid is introduced into the manifold liquid cooling passage of each of the first and second exhaust manifolds via a cooling inlet, passes through the manifold liquid cooling passage of each of the first and second exhaust manifolds, enters the riser liquid cooling passage of each of the risers via a hose extending between a manifold fitting and a riser fitting, passes through each of the riser liquid cooling passages and enters the inlet legs of the Y-pipe in which the cooling liquid is mixed with the exhaust gases.

US Pat. No. 10,364,005

DUAL ADJUSTING WATERPROOF SEAL FOR DRYSUITS

Ocean Rodeo Sports Inc., ...

1. A waterproof seal for drysuits, comprising:a flexible annular tube formed by an inner layer and an outer layer of a garment and surrounding a passage through which a human appendage is intended to protrude;
a first cord positioned in a cavity defined by the annular tube, the first cord having a first end and a second end, the first cord extending more than 180 degrees and less than 360 degrees around the passage with at least one of the first end and the second end exiting the annular tube;
a second cord positioned in the cavity defined by the annular tube, the second cord having a first end and a second end, the second cord extending more than 180 degrees and less than 360 degrees around the passage with at least one of the first end and the second end exiting the annular tube;
the first cord and the second cord cumulatively covering more than 360 degrees around the passage to provide an effective water seal;
a first cord retainer engaging the first cord in the vicinity of the first end and a second cord retainer engaging the first cord in the vicinity of the second end, at least one of the first cord retainer and the second cord retainer being capable of repositioning to a selected position along the first cord for the purpose of adjusting the length of the first cord; and
a third cord retainer engaging the second cord in the vicinity of the first end and a fourth cord retainer engaging the second cord in the vicinity of the second end, at least one of the third cord retainer and the fourth cord retainer being capable of repositioning to a selected position along the second cord for the purpose of adjusting the length of the second cord.

US Pat. No. 10,363,989

DUAL PURPOSE CYCLE

CHERUB CYCLE ENTERPRISE C...

1. A dual purpose cycle comprising:a frame unit;
a wheel unit including a front wheel rotatably mounted to said frame unit;
a hub unit surrounding an axis, extending through said front wheel, and including opposite mounting portions that are respectively disposed at two opposite sides of said front wheel, each of said mounting portions having
an end surface that faces oppositely of said front wheel, and
an engaging groove that is indented from said end surface along the axis, and that has a non-circular cross-section; and
two crank arm units, each of which includes an engaging member having a non-circular cross-section and removably and engagingly inserted into said engaging groove of a respective one of said mounting portions;
wherein each of said mounting portions of said hub unit further has an outer surface extending around said engaging groove, and an external thread formed on said outer surface and proximate to said end surface, and
each of said crank arm units further includes a nut rotatably disposed around said engaging member, having an internal thread, and engaging removably said external thread of a respective one of said mounting portions;
wherein said hub unit further includes a hollow axle extending through said front wheel,
said mounting portions of said hub unit are respectively and fittingly inserted into two opposite end portions of said hollow axle, and
said end surface and said external thread of each of said mounting portions are exposed from a respective one of said end portions;
wherein each of said crank arm units further includes a main arm portion, a hub connecting portion bent from said main arm portion to connect a respective one of said mounting portions, and a pedal connecting portion bent from said main arm portion and opposite to said hub connecting portion,
said engaging member is configured as a non-circular tube that fittingly sleeves around said hub connecting portion, and
said nut is configured as a cap nut that is disposed around said hub connecting portion, that is in abutment with said end surface of a respective one of the mounting portions, and that is in threaded engagement with said external thread of the respective one of said mounting portions.

US Pat. No. 10,363,978

SPLIT CHASSIS SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A split chassis system, comprising:a first chassis base portion that is configured to house a first component and that includes a first chassis front face, a first chassis rear face that is opposite the first chassis base portion from the first chassis front face, and at least one first chassis wall extending between the first chassis front face and the first chassis rear face, wherein the at least one first chassis wall includes a first chassis coupling member;
a second chassis base portion that is configured to house a second component and that includes a second chassis front face, a second chassis rear face that is opposite the second chassis base portion from the second chassis front face, and at least one second chassis wall extending between the second chassis front face and the second chassis rear face,
wherein the at least one second chassis wall includes a second chassis coupling member, and
wherein the second chassis rear face is positioned adjacent the first chassis front face such that the first chassis coupling member is coupled to the second chassis coupling member; and
a leveling subsystem that is coupled to the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion, wherein the leveling subsystem aligns the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion such that the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion substantially maintain coplanarity when the first chassis coupling member is coupled to the second chassis coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,974

CONTAINER APPARATUS INCLUDING A SANDWICH STRUCTURE

Celltech Metals Inc., Se...

1. A transportation container apparatus comprising:at least one core sheet including alternating peaks and valleys, raised ridges spanning between adjacent of the peaks, top lands of the peaks being larger than the ridges;
outer sheets attached to and sandwiching the at least one core sheet therebetween, the outer sheets spanning across the peaks and valleys of the at least one core sheet;
a connector attached to and located at least partially between the outer sheets, the connector being elongated to extend at least a majority of a width or length of the outer sheets;
a trailer floor attached on top of an uppermost one of the outer sheets; and
a fastener securing the floor to the uppermost outer sheet, the uppermost outer sheet being metal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,955

CONTROL DEVICE FOR A STEERING SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A control device for a steering system in a vehicle with electromotive servo assistance, the control device comprising:a body that includes at least two chambers and a predefined filling level, the at least two chambers sealed off from each other in a watertight fashion at least up to the predefined filling level; and
at least two sets of electronic components configured to actuate a servo motor, wherein:
each set is distributed over the at least two chambers; and
the electronic components in each set form a respective control device element.

US Pat. No. 10,363,941

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Polaris Industries Inc., ...

1. A power steering method for a vehicle, the method including:detecting, by a controller of a power steering system, a selected gear of a transmission of the vehicle and an engine speed of the vehicle;
detecting a ground speed of the vehicle;
determining an error corresponding to the ground speed of the vehicle;
determining, by the controller, a power steering assist level based on the selected gear of the transmission, a user torque input to a steering assembly of the vehicle, the error corresponding to the detected ground speed, and the engine speed of the vehicle; and
outputting, by the power steering system, steering torque assistance to the steering assembly of the vehicle based on the power steering assist level.

US Pat. No. 10,363,929

VEHICLE AUTOMATIC TRAVEL CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE AUTOMATIC TRAVEL METHOD

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. A vehicle automatic travel control device provided on a vehicle having an internal combustion engine and controlling the vehicle to automatically travel in a short section, in which a horizontal distance from a start point to an end point in front of the vehicle is preset, while maintaining a speed of the vehicle within a speed range which is faster than a lower limit speed set to be slower than a preset target speed and is slower than an upper limit speed set to be faster than the target speed, the vehicle automatic travel control device comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to:
calculate an end point speed, which is a vehicle speed at the end point in a case where it is assumed that the vehicle is controlled to perform inertial travel in the short section, based on a relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy of the vehicle at the start point, potential energy and kinetic energy of the vehicle at the end point and loss energy of the vehicle to be lost from the start point to the end point or an acceleration of the vehicle in the short section;
determine whether the calculated end point speed falls within the speed range,
wherein the vehicle is controlled to perform the inertial travel in the short section in a case where the end point speed falls within the speed range;
calculate a balanced slope at which an air resistance force, a rolling resistance force, and a slope resistance force, which are to be applied to the vehicle in a case where it is assumed that the vehicle is controlled to perform the inertial travel in the short section, are balanced; and
determine whether an absolute value of a negative slope of the short section of a descending road is smaller than an absolute value of the balanced slope,
wherein, in a case where it is determined that the absolute value of the slope is smaller than the absolute value of the balanced slope, control of approximating the lower limit speed to the target speed is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,363,924

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device for a vehicle, the vehicle includingan engine,
a rotating electric machine, the vehicle configured to travel using power of at least one of the engine and the rotating electric machine,
an automatic transmission including an input shaft connected to the engine and the rotating electric machine,
a collision detection sensor configured to detect whether or not a collision of the vehicle occurs, and
a first clutch provided between the rotating electric machine and the input shaft, the first clutch being configured to switch a connection state of the rotating electric machine and the input shaft between an engagement state and a release state,
the control device comprising
an electronic control unit configured to
(i) execute a first engagement switching control, the first engagement switching control being control for switching the first clutch from the release state to the engagement state when the occurrence of the collision of the vehicle is detected by the collision detection sensor, the first clutch is in the release state, and a rotation speed of the rotating electric machine is equal to or higher than a rotation speed of the input shaft, and
(ii) execute a release maintenance control, the release maintenance control being control for maintaining the first clutch in the release state when the occurrence of the collision of the vehicle is detected by the collision detection sensor, the first clutch is in the release state, and the rotation speed of the rotating electric machine is lower than the rotation speed of the input shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,363,881

AUTOMOBILE ROOF RAIL AND SEAL SYSTEM

DURA OPERATING, LLC, Aub...

1. An automobile roof rail system, comprising:a rail having a first side wall and a second side wall joined by a cross member with a cavity positioned between the first side wall and the second side wall and the cross member and extending downward from and in line with the first side wall and the second side wall;
a retention feature integrally provided with each of the first side wall and the second side wall, the retention feature of each of the first side wall and the second side wall having an engagement member defining a male member formed within the cavity below the cross member and extending into the cavity and facing each other and facing into the cavity, the male member being thinner where connected to the first side wall or the second side wall than in a portion of the male member spaced away from the first side wall or the second side wall;
first and second resilient material seals including a female cavity having a shape matching an outer surface of the male member, wherein the male member is frictionally received in the female cavity of the seals, the seals engaged at a first end with the male member of the retention feature of the first side wall and the second side wall, the first seal frictionally and positively engaged with the first side wall and the second seal frictionally and positively engaged with the second side wall, both seals positioned entirely between the first side wall and the second side wall and facing each other; and
a living hinge separating a free second end of each seal from the first end of each seal, the free second end of each seal freely positioned in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,363,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEDESTRIAN ALERT

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method for pedestrian alert comprising:deriving a pedestrian path representing a projected path for a pedestrian;
deriving a vehicle path representing a projected path for a vehicle;
determining an intersection of the pedestrian path and the vehicle path;
determining an environmental noise level detected by an external microphone;
determining an alert characteristic responsive to the determined intersection; and
emitting an alert signal from the vehicle responsive to the determined alert characteristic,
wherein the determined alert characteristic is adjusted responsive to the environmental noise level; and
wherein the emitted alert signal draws the attention of the pedestrian to the presence of the motor vehicle to mitigate a likelihood of a collision between the vehicle and the pedestrian.

US Pat. No. 10,363,847

COVER ADAPTABLE TO FOLDABLE VEHICLE SEATS

4Knines, LLC, Vernon Hil...

7. A vehicle seat cover comprising:a back portion adapted to extend over a backrest portion of a vehicle seat, said back portion comprising a lower edge that extends across a first width of the back portion; and
a bench portion adapted to extend over a bench portion of a vehicle seat, said bench portion consisting essentially of:
a second width having a centerline dividing the second width into a first half and a second half, said first half defined by a first portion of the bench portion located between the centerline and a first side edge of the bench portion, said second half defined by a second portion of the bench portion located between the centerline and a second side edge of the bench portion, said second side edge being positioned opposite said first side edge, said first and second side edges being approximately parallel to the centerline;
a front edge extending between the first side edge and the second side edge;
a rear edge extending between the first side edge and the second side edge, said rear edge being positioned opposite said front edge and coupled to the lower edge of the back portion, said front and rear edges being approximately perpendicular to the centerline; and
a single slit positioned in the first half and having an open end opening out through the front edge, and a closed end defined by a sub-portion of the first portion, said closed end being proximal to the rear edge, said single slit dividing the bench portion into a first flap having a first width and a second flap having a second width, wherein the second width is greater than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,363,736

METAL ALLOY SHIM FOR MOUNTING PRINTHEAD CHIPS WITH HIGH BONDING STRENGTH

Memjet Technology Limited...

1. An inkjet printhead comprising:a rigid elongate manifold having one or more ink supply channels extending along its length and a plurality of ink outlets defined therein;
a shim attached to the manifold, the shim having a plurality of shim apertures for receiving ink from the ink outlets; and
one or more printhead chips adhesively bonded directly to the shim, each printhead chip receiving ink from one or more of the ink outlets,wherein:the shim is comprised of a metal alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of 5 ppm/° C. or less; and
the metal alloy has an adhesion-promoting surface film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,363,706

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three dimensional printing method comprising:generating a two-dimensional layer information related with a plurality of layer objects of a three-dimensional object according to a three-dimensional model information, wherein the three-dimensional object includes a main body, and a space for combining the main body of the three-dimensional object with another object is defined by the shape of the main body;
analyzing the two-dimensional layer information to identify a forming region and an object embedded region within each of the layer objects, wherein the forming regions constitute the main body of the three-dimensional object and the object embedded regions constitute the space for combining the main body of the three-dimensional object with the another object;
selecting at least one section of the three-dimensional object as a separation plane which is overlapping with a portion of the space for combining the main body of the three-dimensional object with the another object; and
printing the layer objects, layer by layer, with a forming material and a supporting material, to coat the forming material onto the forming region without overlapping with the separation plane, and coat the supporting material onto the forming region overlapping with the separation plane and the object embedded region, wherein the supporting material is removable from the three-dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,363,694

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PLATE-INTEGRATED GASKET

NOK Corporation, (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing a plate-integrated gasket that includes a plate having an upper major surface and a lower major surface, and a gasket main body made of a rubber material formed on the upper major surface thereof, the method comprising the steps of:forming a plurality of discrete potting portions made of the rubber material on the upper major surface of the plate at predetermined intervals along a peripheral edge of the plate at locations that correspond to a location at which the gasket main body will be formed on the upper major surface of the plate;
after forming the plurality of discrete potting portions on the plate, placing the plate in a metal mold that includes a pair of split molds that collectively define a cavity that is configured for receipt of the rubber material that forms the gasket main body, pinching the plate such that an inner surface of one of the pair of split molds that faces the upper major surface of the plate contacts the discrete potting portions and an inner surface of the other of the pair of split molds that faces the lower major surface of the plate contacts the peripheral edge of the plate, and clamping the mold; and
after clamping the mold, providing the rubber material in a liquid form into the cavity and then curing the rubber material.

US Pat. No. 10,363,672

RESILIENT CUTLERY HANDLE

Corelle Brands Holdings I...

1. A cutlery implement comprising:a blade having a proximal end and an opposed distal end, the blade further having a cutting edge and a spine, the spine being disposed on a top side of the blade portion and generally opposed to the cutting edge;
a handle coupled to the blade proximate the distal end of the blade, the handle comprising:
an upper handle portion being coupled to the spine of the blade so that the handle remains stationary relative to the blade, and a lower handle portion coupled to the upper handle portion, wherein one of either the upper handle portion and the lower handle portion is formed from a resilient polymer material, and the other of the upper handle portion and the lower handle portion is formed of a generally rigid material;
a cavity defined between the lower handle portion and the upper handle portion, and
a handle core, wherein the cavity is defined between an outer surface of the handle core and an inner surface of the lower handle portion, and wherein the cavity contains a gel.

US Pat. No. 10,363,659

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOAD BALANCING OF ROBOTS TO CREATE MORE EQUIVALENT TASK LOADS ACROSS TASK SERVERS

Fetch Robotics, Inc., Sa...

1. A system for load balancing of robots, comprising:at least two robots;
a first computer comprising a first task server; and
a second computer comprising a second task server, the second task server
operably connected to the first task server, the first task server configured to manage a first spatial region, the first task server operably connected to the at least two robots, the first task server configured to receive a task to be performed by a robot at a site comprising the first spatial region, the first task server further configured to assign the task to one of the two or more robots if the task can efficiently be performed within the first spatial region, thereby creating enhanced task loads across the first task server and the second task server, wherein the first task server and the second task server are configured to interactively assign spatial regions so as to approximately balance loads on the first task server and the second task server, wherein the load is defined as a length of a server's task queue.

US Pat. No. 10,363,652

LOW-NOISE HYDRAULIC HAMMER

S.M METAL CO., LTD., Ans...

1. A low-noise hydraulic hammer comprising:an impact bar (200) formed in a striking part (300) and configured to be inserted into a receiving part (120) in a piston (100),
wherein an inner lateral side wall of the receiving part (120) is inclinedly formed such that a diameter of the receiving part (120) is increased toward the impact bar (200),
the impact bar (200) is received in the receiving part (120) to make contact with the piston (100), formed with a diameter reduced toward the receiving part (120), and spaced apart from the inner lateral side wall of the receiving part (120) by a specific distance, and
a plurality of heat sinks (500) are mounted on the inner lateral side wall of the receiving part (120) or on an outer lateral side wall of the impact bar (200).

US Pat. No. 10,363,642

LOCKING CENTERING MECHANISM

Carson Optical, Inc., Ko...

1. A centering mechanism to retain an object having a center, wherein the centering mechanism comprises:a main body having at least a first alignment axis,
at least two retaining members, each having at least a first end and a first pressing portion,
at least one centering member having at least a first surface,
at least one locking mechanism engageable with the centering member, with at least the first locking mechanism having at least, a first tangential surface, a first locked state and a first unlocked state,
wherein the centering mechanism can retain an object with the center approximately aligned to at least the first alignment axis, and at least the first tangential surface directly or indirectly at least partially engages at least the first surface of at least the first centering member so that the locking mechanism further retains the object.

US Pat. No. 10,363,619

RECIPROCATING SAW BLADE

1. A reciprocating saw blade comprising:an elongated body having a front end portion, a rear end portion, an elongated cutting edge extending from the front end portion to the rear end portion and defining a longitudinal axis, and an opposite non-cutting back edge extending from the front end portion to the rear end portion, the body having a thickness of approximately 0.89 mm to approximately 1.15 mm; and
a tang coupled to the rear end portion, the tang being configured to be coupled to a tool holder of a powered reciprocating saw,
wherein the cutting edge comprises a plurality of teeth and gullets, the teeth having straight side faces, a kerf width from approximately 1.29 mm to approximately 1.56 mm and being arranged in a pattern of alternating tooth pitch of a smaller first tooth pitch and a larger second tooth pitch, each tooth having a zero or positive rake angle.

US Pat. No. 10,363,604

PROGRAM RESUMPTION METHOD OF A LAMINATION MOLDING APPARATUS

Sodick Co., Ltd., Kanaga...

1. A program resumption method of a lamination molding apparatus, comprising:a starting step to start a main program including a plurality of program lines numbered with a sequence number; and
for each of the program lines to form a sintered layer:
a setting step to set a height of a molding table to a desired height,
a recoating step to form a material powder layer of a predetermined thickness on the molding table for each divided layer, the divided layer being obtained by dividing a shape of the desired lamination molding object at the predetermined thickness,
a sintering step to irradiate a predetermined area of the material powder layer with a laser beam, thereby sintering to form the sintered layer, and
a storing step to store a sequence number of the program line; and further comprising:
a comparing step to compare a first height and a second height, and to compare a first number and a second number when the main program is resumed after suspension of the main program, the first height being a height of the molding table at present, the second height being a height of the molding table appropriate for a timing of resumption, the first number being the sequence number of a program line to be resumed, the second number being the sequence number stored in the storing step.

US Pat. No. 10,363,601

METHOD FOR THERMAL CONTROL OF CAST-IN COMPONENTS DURING MANUFACTURING

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

15. A method of forming a cast part, the method comprising:forming a mold having upper and lower portions;
placing a component having a hollow area in said lower portion;
placing an insulating material having a cavity in said area, said insulating material surrounding said component;
placing said upper portion over said lower portion to form a mold package, said upper portion being separate from said insulating material;
pouring a first portion of a molten metal into said cavity; and
pouring a second portion of said molten metal into said mold substantially around said component.

US Pat. No. 10,363,577

METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR SCREENING

Derrick Corporation, Buf...

1. A vibratory screening machine, comprising:a first wall member having a compression assembly attached thereto;
a second wall member opposite the first wall member;
a concave support surface located between the first and second wall members;
a guide assembly having at least one mating surface; and
a screen assembly having a support structure including side members and a guide surface configured to mate with the at least one mating surface of the guide assembly, and a screening material secured to the support structure,
wherein the compression assembly is configured to assert a force against at least one of the side members and deform the screen assembly into a concave shape against the concave support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,363,575

VIBRATION MOTOR WITH BASE PORTION INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND PLATE PORTIONS

NIDEC SEIMITSU CORPORATIO...

1. A vibration motor comprising:a base portion arranged to extend perpendicularly to a central axis extending in a vertical direction;
a cover portion arranged above the base portion, and fixed to an outer edge portion of the base portion;
a shaft arranged to extend along the central axis, and having an end portion or portions supported by at least one of the base portion and the cover portion;
a rotor holder arranged around the shaft to be rotatable about the central axis;
a magnet portion including a plurality of magnetic poles, and attached to the rotor holder;
an eccentric weight attached to the rotor holder;
a circuit board arranged above the base portion; and
a coil portion attached onto the circuit board, and arranged vertically opposite to the magnet portion with a space therebetween; wherein
the base portion includes:
a first plate including a first plate recessed portion in an upper surface thereof; and
a second plate arranged in the first plate recessed portion, and fixed to the first plate;
one of the first and second plates is made of a magnetic metal, while another one of the first and second plates is made of a nonmagnetic metal;
an upper surface of the second plate is arranged at a same level as that of a portion of the upper surface of the first plate which lies adjacent to and along the first plate recessed portion; and
the second plate includes:
an annular second plate support portion centered on the central axis; and
a plurality of second plate projecting portions arranged to project radially inward from the second plate support portion, and arranged in a circumferential direction at a position vertically opposed to the magnet portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,563

GRINDER PLATE AND TOOL FOR REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION THEREOF

1. A system for a food grinder, the system comprising:a grinder plate configured to be installed within a food grinder, the grinder plate having a disk-shaped body with a first face, a second face, and a side, the disk-shaped body defining:
a central cylindrical aperture extending from the first face to the second face, the central aperture coaxial with a central axis of the disk-shaped body;
a plurality of material-passing apertures extending from the first face to the second face, the material-passing apertures disposed between the central aperture and the side; and
a first one or more screw threads defined in the central aperture; and
a tool for removing the grinder plate from or installing the grinder plate into a food grinder, the tool having an elongated body defining:
a first end having a cylindrical geometry;
a second one or more screw threads on an external surface proximate the first end, wherein an axis of the second one or more screw threads is aligned with a central longitudinal axis of the elongated body; and
at least one of:
a head defining a plurality of flat surfaces disposed as sides of a regular polygon, the regular polygon having a center aligned with the central axis of the elongated body; or
one or more handles extending from the elongated body, the one or more handles projecting outward in a perpendicular direction to the central axis of the elongated body,
wherein the first one or more screw threads are configured to mate with the second one or more screw threads.

US Pat. No. 10,363,559

APPARATUS FOR THE SEPARATION OF PLASMA

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. An apparatus (1) for absorbing blood (19) and separating blood components as a sample liquid (2), comprising:a carrier (6) defining a base of the apparatus and having a lower boundary surface,
a feed device (13) spaced away from the lower boundary surface of the carrier (6) in a direction opposite to an input direction for receiving the blood (19) into the feed device (13),
a separating device (15) for separating the blood components as the sample liquid (2), the separating device (15) being spaced away from the carrier (6) in the direction opposite to the input direction, the separating device (15) including a first surface facing the blood (19) as the blood (19) is received into the feed device (13) and a second surface opposite to the first surface and facing towards the lower boundary surface, where a volume is defined between the second surface of the separating device (15) and the lower boundary surface of the carrier (6),
a channel (3), in fluid communication with the volume, which takes up the sample liquid (2) exclusively by capillary forces,
a filling device for filling the channel (3) with the sample liquid (2) in an inlet or feed region (18) of the channel (3), and
an insert (35) disposed in the volume between the second surface of the separating device (15) and the lower boundary surface of the carrier (6), where the insert (35): (i) is at least partially annular about an axis defined by the input direction, (ii) includes respective inner and outer cylindrical surfaces about the axis, and (iii) includes longitudinally disposed notches running on at least one of the inner and outer surfaces of the cylinder in directions parallel to the input direction of introducing the blood.

US Pat. No. 10,363,553

NANOCOMPOSITE HOLLOW SPHERE AS A PHOTOCATALYST AND METHODS THEREOF

King Abdulaziz University...

12. A method for reducing an aromatic nitro compound to an aromatic amine compound, the method comprising:contacting the aromatic nitro compound with the nanocomposite hollow sphere of claim 1 in a solvent to form a reaction mixture; and
irradiating the reaction mixture with a light source having a wavelength of 300-800 nm thereby forming the aromatic amine compound.

US Pat. No. 10,363,548

ALUMINUM BASED METALLIC GLASS POWDER FOR EFFICIENT DEGRADATION OF AZO DYE AND OTHER TOXIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS...

1. Amorphous bi-functional catalytic aluminum metallic glass particles comprising:an aluminum metallic glass core; and
2 or more transition metals disposed on the surface of the aluminum metallic glass core to form amorphous bi-functional aluminum metallic glass particles with catalytic activity, wherein the aluminum comprises 77% or more of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,363,535

GAS-LIQUID-SOLID THREE-PHASE SLURRY BED INDUSTRIAL REACTOR CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING CONTINUOUS OPERATION

1. A gas-liquid-solid three-phase slurry-bed industrial reactor capable of achieving continuous operation, comprising:a false plate arranged on a seal head of the reactor,
an inlet gas distribution component,
heat exchange tube components,
a liquid-solid separator component,
solid concentration uniform distribution components,
a gas-liquid-solid washing and separation component arranged on an upper outlet of the reactor,
a flow guiding facility arranged on an internal component support beam of the reactor,
a filter-backflush, and
a gas-solid washing system.

US Pat. No. 10,363,510

CLIMATE CONTROL FILTER MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MONITORING THE USEFUL LIFE OF A CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM FILTER

Ford Global Technologies,...

10. A method of monitoring useful life of a climate control system filter of a motor vehicle, comprising:periodically setting, by a control module having a control software or a dedicated microprocessor, a climate control system to a filter test configuration;
testing, by said control module, said useful life of said climate control system filter; and
indicating, by an indicator, when said climate control system filter needs changing/cleaning.

US Pat. No. 10,363,500

DOUBLE-ACTION PUSHER CENTRIFUGE AND PUSHER BASE DEVICE

FERRUM AG, Rupperswil (C...

1. A double-action pusher centrifuge for separating a mixture into a solid cake and a liquid, the double-action pusher centrifuge comprising:a screen drum including a front region and a rear region, and being rotatable about an axis of rotation;
a pusher base device including an outer ring region, being disposed in the screen drum, and being movable to and fro along the axis of rotation so as to alternately displace the solid cake in the screen drum by the outer ring region in an operating state;
a plurality of axial passage openings disposed in the outer ring region of the pusher base device, and connecting the front region and the rear region of the screen drum;
an inflow disk;
a feed unit arranged at the inflow disk, and the feed unit and the inflow disk being configured to introduce the mixture via into an empty space arising on the screen drum on displacement of the solid cake; and
an inflow gap which is not interrupted in a peripheral direction, being configured to apply the mixture into the empty space on the screen drum, and being disposed between an inflow edge of the inflow disk and a pusher base plate of the pusher base device with an inflow region, the inflow edge of the inflow disk being disposed within the axial passage openings.

US Pat. No. 10,363,496

METHOD FOR PURIFICATION OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES

LABORATOIRE FRANCAIS DU F...

1. A method for purification of a monoclonal antibody or a fusion protein comprising a Fc fragment of an antibody and a second polypeptide from a sample, comprising:a) applying said sample comprising the monoclonal antibody or fusion protein to an affinity chromatography resin having as matrix a cross-linked methacrylate polymer gel, on which protein A is grafted, followed by eluting said monoclonal antibody or fusion protein with an elution buffer thereby obtaining a monoclonal antibody or fusion protein composition,
b) inactivating viruses in the composition obtained from step a),
c) applying the composition obtained from step b) to a cation-exchange chromatography resin having as matrix a cross-linked agarose gel, on which sulfonate groups (—SO3—) are grafted via dextran-based spacer arms,
d) subjecting the composition obtained from step c) to an anion-exchange chromatography step by applying said composition to a hydrophilic polyethersulfone membrane coated with a cross-linked polymer on which quaternary amine groups (Q) are grafted, and
e) nanofiltering the composition obtained from step d) by applying said composition to a filter having a dual polyethersulfone membrane having a pore size of about 20 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,363,489

NON-PERMANENT WHITEWATER WATER COURSE

HYDROSTADIUM, Annecy (FR...

1. An assembly for forming a white water river having a river bed for guiding a flow of water, the assembly comprising;a modular lattice support structure;
a plurality of bed modules each bed module having a lower surface adapted to be supported by the lattice support structure, each bed module having at least one contact surface disposed adjacent to a contact surface of another of the plurality of bed modules when in an assembled position on the lattice support structure, the plurality of bed modules defining an upper bed inlet and a lower bed outlet;
wherein the lattice support structure includes:
a plurality of lower components which, when assembled, form a load distribution base designed to rest on the ground;
a plurality of upper groundways, distributed under the lower surface of the bed modules; and
a lattice structure that connects the plurality of lower components to the plurality of upper groundways; and
a water supply for delivering a flow of water at the upper bed inlet which flows to the lower bed outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,363,444

SELF-ADJUSTING FIRESTOPPING SLEEVE APPARATUS

Specified Technologies In...

1. A self-adjusting firestopping sleeve apparatus positionable through an aperture in a construction barrier for a penetrating member to extend therethrough, comprising:a first firestopping pad comprised of a first pad resilient foam including a pad intumescent component, the first firestopping pad having a first convex surface;
a first projecting block comprised of a first block resilient foam including a block intumescent component and attached to the first convex surface of the first firestopping pad, the first projecting block has a first contact surface spaced from the first convex surface of the first firestopping pad;
a second firestopping pad comprised of a second pad resilient foam including the pad intumescent component, the first firestopping pad having a second convex surface;
a second projecting block comprised of a second block resilient foam including the block intumescent component and attached to the second convex surface of the second firestopping pad, the second projecting block has a second contact surface spaced from the second convex surface of the second firestopping pad;
the first and second firestopping pads are configured to be positioned with the first convex surface and the second convex surface facing opposite one another such that the first and second contact surfaces are in contact to form a sealing abutment seam;
wherein the first and second projecting blocks are configured to facilitate compression and sealing at the sealing abutment seam.

US Pat. No. 10,363,416

ELECTROSTIMULATION TO INCREASE PERFUSION

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. An electrostimulation system for encouraging perfusion in a patient's body, the system comprising:a number of first stimulation pods providing a first polarity, each first stimulation pod engaging the patient's body,
a number of second stimulation pods providing a second polarity, each second stimulation pod engaging the patient's body and being arranged with proximity to the first stimulation pods to create a directed electric field to encourage perfusion in nearby areas of the patient's body, and
a controller connected with each of the first and second stimulation pods to communicate at least one stimulation signal to produce the first and second polarities, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,363,414

COMBINED BLADDER SCANNER AND (FUNCTIONAL) INTERFERENTIAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DEVICE

Feinstein Patents, LLC, ...

1. A device for assisting a patient suffering from a condition that inhibits the patient from achieving spontaneous and controlled micturition, said device comprising:a controller;
a stimulation power supply in communication with said controller;
a sensor providing sensor feedback to said controller, said sensor feedback indicative of a level of fullness of a bladder of the patient;
a plurality of electrodes in electrical communication with said stimulation power supply, said plurality of electrodes comprising at least one electrode disposed on an epidermis of the patient and arranged to supply transcutaneous electrical impulses that cause contraction of the bladder when supplied power by said stimulation power supply and at least one electrode disposed on an epidermis of the patient and arranged to supply transcutaneous electrical impulses that cause relaxation of a urinary sphincter of the patient when supplied power by said stimulation power supply; and
wherein said controller causes said stimulation power supply to supply power to the plurality of electrodes in response to a determination being made that the level of fullness of the bladder has exceeded a threshold level, thereby causing said plurality of electrodes to supply the transcutaneous electrical impulses in order to trigger micturition.

US Pat. No. 10,363,382

WIRE HEATED TUBE WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR HUMIDIFIER FOR RESPIRATORY APPARATUS

ResMed Pty Ltd, Bella Vi...

1. A sensing circuit for a heated conduit for use in a respiratory apparatus, the sensing circuit comprising:a sensing wire coupled to a heating circuit for the heated conduit;
a temperature sensor coupled to the sensing wire and configured to measure the temperature of the heated conduit;
a sensing resistor coupled to the sensing wire and configured to provide an output to indicate the temperature measured by the temperature sensor; and
a bias generator circuit configured to provide a reference voltage to the sensing resistor to allow determination of the output as a function of a voltage drop across the sensing resistor during both heating on and heating off cycles of the heating circuit,
wherein the reference voltage is adjustable so that the reference voltage remains greater than a measured voltage across the sensing wire by a fixed value.

US Pat. No. 10,363,331

STERILIZATION INDICATOR FOR A STERILE CONTAINER

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A sterile container for sterilization of medical instruments comprising an instrument holding body closable by a container cover for which at least one manually operable closing/locking mechanism is arranged on the holding body and/or on the container cover, the sterile container comprising a sterilization indicator, wherein the sterilization indicator comprises a shape-memory element in the form of an axially acting compression spring, made of memory material which, when a predetermined sterilization temperature is reached or exceeded, subjects an indicating unit to a defined axial compression force, said indicating unit in turn being biased by a restoring spring functioning independently of temperature, in a counter-direction of the shape-memory element by way of a restoring force which is smaller than the defined axial compressive force, and comprising a latching mechanism which is actuated by at least one of: (1) a manually operable closing or locking mechanism, (2) a container cover of the sterile container, and (3) an element attached thereto and designed such that by closing and/or locking of the sterile container it retains the indicating unit in a sterile position, once said unit has been moved into the sterile position by the shape-memory element, and by opening and/or unlocking of the sterile container below the sterilization temperature it releases the indicating unit, whereupon the restoring spring moves the indicating unit back into an unsterile position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,327

LUMINAIRE WITH WHITE LIGHT LEDS AND UV LEDS FOR LIGHTING AND DISINFECTION

RayVio Corporation, Hayw...

1. A combined disinfection and lighting luminaire comprising:a first set of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a second set of LEDs, and a third set of LEDs, the first, second, and third sets of LEDs being housed in a single luminaire;
the first set of LEDs generating a first light for producing white light to illuminate a room when energized;
the second set of LEDs generating invisible light in the UV range, wherein UV light from the second set of LEDs is directed downward to disinfect surfaces in the room when energized;
the third set of LEDs generating invisible light in the UV range, wherein UV light from the third set of LEDs is not directed downward, and wherein the UV light from the third set of LEDs is for disinfecting air in the room when energized;
a sensor in the luminaire for detecting whether there are people in the vicinity of the luminaire, wherein the sensor is coupled to automatically control at least the second set of LEDs; and
the luminaire being configured to operate in at least two modes wherein,
the luminaire being operable in a first mode, when the sensor detects a person is in the vicinity of the luminaire, in which the second set of LEDs automatically ceases to emit the downward light, while the third set of LEDs remains energized to disinfect the air,
the luminaire being operable in a second mode, when the sensor detects no people in the vicinity of the luminaire, in which both the second set of LEDs and the third set of LEDs are energized to disinfect surfaces in the room and disinfect air in the room.

US Pat. No. 10,363,272

RAR SELECTIVE AGONISTS IN COMBINATION WITH IMMUNE MODULATORS FOR CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

Io Therapeutics, Inc., A...

1. A method of potentiating chimeric antigen receptor-modified immune cells (CAR-MIC) cancer immunotherapy comprising administering at least one differentiating retinoic acid receptor (RAR) active agent, wherein the differentiating RAR active agent is a RAR? agonist, to a cancer patient who is receiving, has received, or is scheduled to receive, CAR-MIC, wherein the RAR? agonist is a CYP26 metabolism-resistant, RAR? selective agonist having a structure of general formula (I)
wherein R1 is H or C1-6 alky, R2 and R3 are independently H or F, and R4 is a halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,363,265

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING HEPATITIS C VIRUS

Idenix Pharmaceuticals LL...

1. A method for the treatment of a hepatitis C virus infection in a host, comprising administering to the host an antivirally effective amount of a compound of Formula V:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein:
R1 is H, monophosphate, diphosphate, triphosphate, a stabilized phosphate prodrug, acyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable leaving group which, when administered in vivo, provides a compound wherein R1 is H or phosphate;
R2 is H;
R3 is H;
Y is hydrogen, bromo, chloro, fluoro, iodo, OH or NH2; and
X1 is selected from the group consisting of H and CH3.

US Pat. No. 10,363,243

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR TREATING INFLUENZA

Romark Laboratories L.C.,...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from an influenza-like illness comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula I
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is OH or an ester thereof; R4, R5, and the remainder of R1, R2, and R3, are H; and R6 is NO2 and R9 is H,
wherein the influenza-like illness comprises one or more respiratory symptoms selected from the group consisting of erythematous oropharynx, hypertrophic tonsils, nasal congestion, rhonchi and adenomegaly, wherein the compound of formula I is administered at a dose selected from 100 mg to 600 mg.

US Pat. No. 10,363,239

METHOD FOR INHIBITING GROWTH OF CANCER CELLS

Pain Therapeutics, Austi...

1. A method of inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells that contain an enhanced amount of one or more of phosphorylated-mTOR, phosphorylated-Akt1, phosphorylated-ERK2 and serine2152-phosphorylated filamin A that comprises contacting said cancer cells with an FLNA-binding effective amount of a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof that binds to the pentapeptide of FLNA of SEQ ID NO: 1 and exhibits at least about 60 percent of the FITC-labeled naloxone binding amount when present at a 10 ?M concentration, using unlabeled naloxone as the control inhibitor at the same concentration as said compound or salt, said pentapeptide of FLNA being biotinylated at its N-terminal valine residue and bound to a streptavidin-coated solid support, wherein said enhanced amount of phosphorylated-mTOR, phosphorylated-Akt1, phosphorylated-ERK2 and serine2152-phosphorylated filamin A being an amount that is greater by more than 1 standard deviation to three standard deviations than the amount present in a non-cancerous cell of the same type, wherein said compound is a compound of Series C-1 that corresponds in structure to Formula I below:whereinX and Y are the same or different and are SO2, C(O), CH2, CD2 (where D is deuterium), NHC(NH), OC(O), NHC(S) or NHC(O);
W is NR7, CH2, S or O, where R7 is H, C1-C12 hydrocarbyl, or C1-C12 hydrocarboyl (acyl);
Q is CHR9 or C(O);
Z is CHR10 or C(O);
J and F are the same or different and are CH or CD (where D is deuterium);
each of m, n and p is zero or one and the sum of m+n+p is 2 or 3; and
circles A and B are the same or different aromatic or heteroaromatic ring systems that contain one ring or two fused rings;
R1 and R2 are the same or different and each can be hydrogen or represent up to three substituents other than hydrogen that themselves can be the same or different (R1a, R1b, and R1c, and R2a, R2b, and R2c) each of those six groups, R1a-c and R2a-c, is separately selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 hydrocarbyl, C1-C6 hydrocarbyloxy, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, C1-C7 hydrocarboyl, hydroxy-, trifluoromethyl- or halogen-substituted C1-C7 hydrocarboyl, C1-C6 hydrocarbylsulfonyl, halogen, nitro, phenyl, cyano, carboxyl, C1-C7 hydrocarbyl carboxylate, carboxamide or sulfonamide
wherein the amido nitrogen of either group has the formula NR3R4 wherein R3 and R4 are the same or different and are H, C1-C4 hydrocarbyl, or R3 and R4 together with the depicted nitrogen form a 5-7-membered ring that optionally contains 1 or 2 additional hetero atoms that independently are nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur,MAr, where M is where M is —CH2—, —O— or —N?N— and Ar is a single-ringed aryl group, and NR5R6 wherein R5 and R6 are the same or different and are H, C1-C4 hydrocarbyl, C1-C4 acyl, C1-C4 hydrocarbylsulfonyl, or R5 and R6 together with the depicted nitrogen form a 5-7-membered ring that optionally contains 1 or 2 additional hetero atoms that independently are nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur;
R8, R9, and R10 are each H, or two of R8, R9, and R10 are H and one is a C1-C8 hydrocarbyl group that is unsubstituted or is substituted with up to three atoms that are the same or different and are oxygen or nitrogen atoms;
R11, R12, R13 and R14 are all H, or R11 and R13 are H and R12 and R14 are H or D (where D is deuterium), or one of the pair R11 and R12 or the pair R13 and R14 together with the depicted ring form a saturated or unsaturated 6-membered ring, and the other pair are each H or they are H and D.

US Pat. No. 10,363,228

TRANSDERMAL ADMINISTRATION OF MEMANTINE

LTS Lohmann Therapie-Syst...

1. Transdermal therapeutic systems comprising memantine as an active ingredient, said memantine present as a free base or as a physiologically compatible salt or prodrug,said transdermal therapeutic systems including at least one transdermal therapeutic system comprising
a backing layer impermeable to active ingredient;
a fabric or paper stabilizer;
at least one active-ingredient-containing layer having an area concentration of memantine of at least 15 mg/cm2 to 70 mg/cm2 and which further comprises a storage material into which the active ingredient is introduced;
a tmax of 30 h to 48 h;
and wherein either consecutive or staggered administration of one or more of the transdermal therapeutic system at a time for administration intervals each lasting 12 h to 168 h independently of one another, for achieving active ingredient concentrations in a blood plasma of an individual requiring treatment, achieves, in the blood plasma, active ingredient concentrations from a beginning of the administration of a first of one or more of said transdermal therapeutic system as follows:
after 24 h, at least 14 ng/ml to no more than 50 ng/ml,
after 48 h, at least 27 ng/ml to no more than 90 ng/ml,
after 60 h, at least 32 ng/ml to no more than 110 ng/ml,
after 72 h, at least 37 ng/ml to no more than 130 ng/ml,
after 96 h, at least 44 ng/ml to no more than 150 ng/ml,
after 144 h, at least 54 ng/ml to no more than 180 ng/ml,
after 192 h, at least 60 ng/ml to no more than 195 ng/ml,
after 240 h, at least 63 ng/ml to no more than 200 ng/ml, and
after 300 h, at least 65 ng/ml to no more than 210 ng/ml,
and said transdermal therapeutic systems have a memantine pharmacokinetic delay, tlag, of not more than 6 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,363,191

MULTIFUNCTIONAL CURVED BOARD

Gymba Oy, Joensuu (FI)

1. A multi-functional curved board used as a support for legs of a user and for general maintenance of muscle strength, the multi-functional curved board having one or more curved bodies comprising a radius of curvature, a longitudinal axis, and at least one raised foot support, wherein the one or more curved bodies are rigid in a direction of the radius of curvature, supporting at least a weight of the user, and flexible in a direction transverse to the radius of curvature so that the multi-functional curved board can be bent in the direction transverse to the radius of curvature to enable the multi-functional curved board to rotate around the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,182

PATIENT CONTROL ARM WITH PHONE DOCK AND HEAD OF BED LOCKOUT

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. A patient control unit for controlling functions of a hospital bed, the patient control unit comprising a housing having a first side that includes a plurality of user inputs to control the functions of the hospital bed, the housing having a second side having a dock to secure a handheld electronic device in place on the housing, wherein the first and second sides face in opposite directions, wherein the dock comprises a pair of clamp members that are spaced apart from one another and that are substantially similarly shaped so that the electronic device is securable to the dock in a first orientation or a second orientation, wherein the handheld electronic device is clamped at opposite sides thereof between the pair of clamp members due to a spring bias of a spring acting on a movable first clamp member of the pair of clamp members with a second clamp member of the pair of clamp members being a stationary clamp member fixed to the second side of housing, wherein the spring is located relative to the housing so that the movable first clamp member is situated between the spring and the second clamp member, and wherein when the first and second sides of the housing are generally vertically oriented, the patient control unit is devoid of any structure beneath the handheld device that engages a bottom of the handheld device when the handheld device is secured to the housing by the pair of clamp members.

US Pat. No. 10,363,180

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY WITH SELECTIVE ORBITAL ROTATION ABOUT BRACKET

Adaptive Engineering Lab,...

1. A support assembly for a wheelchair, the support assembly comprising:a fixable portion adapted to be fixedly mounted to the wheelchair, the fixable portion including:
at least one mount adapted to be mounted to the wheelchair; and
a shaft having a keyway formed therein, the shaft being supportable by the at least one mount; and
a rotatable portion received on the shaft of the fixable portion and being in selective locked engagement therewith, the rotatable portion including:
a bracket body defining an opening into which the shaft of the fixable portion is received; and
a key member providing a key, the key member being supported by the bracket body and movable in linear translation between an engaged position in which the key is engaged with the keyway in the shaft to lock an orientation of the bracket body of the rotatable portion relative to the shaft of the fixable portion and a disengaged position in which the key is disengaged from the keyway in the shaft to permit the rotatable portion to rotate relative to the fixable portion about an axis of rotation defined by the shaft
wherein the bracket body includes a cavity extending from one side to the other side of the bracket body in which the key member is received, the cavity of the bracket body being in communication with the opening in the bracket body in which the shaft is received such that the key of the key member is engageable with the keyway in the shaft in at least one orientation of the rotatable portion relative to the fixable portion;
wherein the rotatable portion further comprises a post connected to the key member, a biasing element that is interposed between the post and the bracket body to bias the key member to the engaged position, and a depressible button connected to the bracket body that is positioned to contact the post and, upon depression of the depressible button overcome the biasing force of the biasing element to move the key member to the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,179

WHEELCHAIR INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION POCKET

SWANY CORPORATION, Kagaw...

1. A wheelchair comprising:driving wheels;
a pair of side frames that rotatably support the driving wheels coupled to exterior sides of the side frames, each of the side frames including
an elbow rest frame portion that has an elbow rest,
a vertical frame portion that is coupled to a rear end part of the elbow rest frame portion,
a lower frame portion that is arranged under the elbow rest frame portion, the vertical frame portion being coupled to a rear end part of the lower frame portion, and
a middle frame portion that is positioned between the elbow rest frame portion and the lower frame portion, the vertical frame portion being coupled to a rear end of the middle frame portion; and
an accommodation pocket that is arranged above the front part of one of the driving wheels as viewed in side view, and is at least partially positioned on an exterior side relative to the elbow rest frame portion as viewed in front view, and
grip rings that are arranged on exterior surfaces of the driving wheels,
wherein the whole accommodation pocket is arranged between the elbow rest frame portion and the middle frame portion, and
wherein the accommodation pocket has an exterior-side plate, which is a plate-shaped material and defines the exterior side of the accommodation pocket, and the exterior-side plate is arranged on the interior side relative to the grip ring.

US Pat. No. 10,363,162

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PATIENT TEMPERATURE

ADVANCED COOLING THERAPY,...

1. A method for cooling esophageal tissue in a patient undergoing a cardiac ablation procedure, the method comprising:nasally or orally inserting a heat transfer device into the patient, wherein the heat transfer device comprises one or more lumens providing a fluid path for flow of a heat transfer medium, a heat transfer region having a diameter of about 1.0 to about 2.0 centimeters, and a gastric tube that, when the heat transfer region is positioned in an esophagus of the patient, extends into a stomach of the patient; and
initiating flow of the heat transfer medium along the fluid path.

US Pat. No. 10,363,139

BALL AND SOCKET ASSEMBLY

MOXIMED, INC., Fremont, ...

1. A ball and socket assembly, comprising:a generally non-deformable ball component having a surface forming a portion of a sphere;
an elongated shaft coupled to said ball component;
a single piece, generally non-deformable socket component, the socket including a bearing surface defining a contour assuming a portion of a sphere and an opening that is smaller than the diameter of the ball component in at least one diameter;
wherein the ball component includes a cavity formed therein; and
wherein the assembly includes a filler component sized to fit the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,363,133

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENGAGING A VALVE PROSTHESIS WITH TISSUE

Neovac Tiara Inc., Richm...

1. A system for deploying a prosthetic valve, said system comprising:a prosthetic cardiac valve comprising an atrial skirt, a ventricular skirt, and a tab coupled to the ventricular skirt; and
a delivery system comprising an outer sheath and pusher element, wherein the prosthetic cardiac valve is carried by the delivery system and the pusher element is slidably disposed under the outer sheath,
wherein partial retraction of the outer sheath releases a constraint from the atrial skirt and the ventricular skirt thereby allowing self-expansion thereof, and
wherein further retraction of the outer sheath releases a constraint from the tab thereby allowing a tip of the tab to radially self-expand outward forming a window between an edge of the atrial skirt and the tip of the tab, and
wherein a base portion of the tab remains constrained by the outer sheath and actuation of the pusher element into engagement with the base portion actuates the tip of the tab to open the window to its maximum size, and
wherein further retraction of the outer sheath or further actuation of the pusher element removes the constraint from the base portion of the tab, thereby at least partially closing the window.

US Pat. No. 10,363,119

DENTAL PROSTHESIS MANUFACTURING AIDS

Geodigm Corporation, Cha...

1. A jig for aiding in manufacturing a dental prosthesis to be mounted to a preparation site having at least a first adjacent dental structure within a mouth of a patient, the jig comprising:(a) a tooth preparation die including a first keying arrangement and a tapered top surface, wherein the first keying arrangement projects downwardly opposite the tapered top surface;
(b) a base including a seating region having a second keying arrangement that is structurally configured to fit with the first keying arrangement of the tooth preparation die such that the base is structurally configured to securely hold the dental prosthesis, the tooth preparation die representing the preparation site;
(c) a first side member configured to mount to a first side of the base, the first side member having a surface representing a side of the first adjacent dental structure within a mouth of a patient, wherein the first side member represents only a portion of the first adjacent dental structure within a mouth of a patient;
(d) a second side member configured to mount to a second side of the base; and
(e) a cover member configured to mount above the base.

US Pat. No. 10,363,092

TRANSMISSION LINE WITH HEAT TRANSFER ABILITY

NEUWAVE MEDICAL, INC., M...

1. A device configured for delivery of energy to a tissue, wherein said device comprises a feedline portion comprising an inner and outer conductor separated by dielectric material, and an antenna portion distal to said feedline portion,wherein said feedline portion has an outer diameter that is equal to or less than a 16-gauge needle and wherein said feedline portion comprises one or more coolant pathways between said inner conductor and said outer conductor,
wherein the feedline portion has a proximal end and a distal end,
wherein the antenna portion has a proximal end and a distal end,
wherein said one or more coolant pathways are created by removing a portion of said dielectric material, wherein said one or more coolant pathways are non-linear along the feedline portion, wherein the one or more coolant pathways are non-linear with respect to a feedline portion axis from the proximal end of the feedline portion to the distal end of the feedline portion,
wherein the inner conductor extends from the proximal end of the feedline portion to the distal end of the antenna portion,
wherein the outer conductor and dielectric material extend from the proximal end of the feedline portion to the distal end of the feedline portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,082

ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICE

TTUMED LLC, Minneapolis,...

1. An electrosurgical apparatus for removal of tissue from a patient, the electrosurgical apparatus comprising: an electrosurgical generator; an electrode assembly; a cable having a proximal end connected to the electrosurgical generator and a distal end connected to the electrode assembly; a user-apparatus interface in communication with the electrosurgical generator and the electrode assembly; the electrode assembly including: a first electrode having a proximal end and a distal end; a second electrode at least partially disposed proximate to the distal end of the first electrode; and a third electrode at least partially disposed proximate to the proximal end of the first electrode; the first electrode having a smaller surface area than the combined surface areas of the second electrode and third electrode; wherein the electrosurgical apparatus comprises a means configured such that the user-apparatus interface provides for operation of the electrode assembly in a first mode wherein the first electrode is configured as an active electrode for the removal of tissue and the second and third electrodes comprise a combined passive electrode, such that the tissue removal occurs primarily in proximity to the first electrode and the tissue removal occurs through vaporization by formation of a plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,363,057

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING ENERGY TO TISSUE

VytronUS, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. An ablation system for treating atrial fibrillation in a patient, said system comprising:an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therebetween;
a distal tip assembly comprising a housing and an energy source, the housing adjacent the distal end of the elongate shaft and comprising an open window and an exterior surface, and the energy source comprising an ultrasound transducer disposed within the housing, wherein the ultrasound transducer comprises a single ultrasound transducer element; and
wherein the ultrasound transducer is configured to operate in two modes, wherein the first mode comprises delivering, from a first face of the ultrasound transducer, a collimated beam of ultrasound energy comprising ablation energy to a target tissue, so as to create a zone of ablation in the target tissue that blocks abnormal electrical activity thereby reducing or eliminating the atrial fibrillation in the patient and wherein the second mode comprises emitting and receiving, to and from the first face of the ultrasound transducer, ultrasound energy comprising sensing energy to and from the target tissue;
a processor configured to determine a gap distance between a surface of the target tissue and the energy source based on the sensing energy; and
a reflecting element operably coupled with the energy source and adapted to redirect the ablation energy emitted from the ultrasound transducer through the open window of the housing in a direction or pattern,
wherein the energy source delivers the ablation energy to the target tissue without contacting the zone of ablation with the elongate shaft or any structure disposed thereon, and
wherein the distal tip assembly and the energy source disposed therein are configured to move across the target tissue without contacting the target tissue while the energy source delivers the ablation energy.

US Pat. No. 10,363,052

SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING AN ARTHROPLASTY PROCEDURE ON A PATIENT BONE

Howmedica Osteonics Corpo...

1. A system for use with an anchor and for performing an arthroplasty procedure on a patient bone having a surface feature, the bone having an axis associated with the bone, the axis identified in an analysis of the bone prior to using the jig assembly on the bone, the system comprising:a first component of a jig assembly comprising a mating surface and a guide hole, the mating surface being a surface negative of the surface feature of the patient bone, the mating surface configured to matingly engage the surface feature of the patient bone, the guide hole operably coupled to the mating surface of the positioning component and configured to guide the anchor into the patient bone when the mating surface matingly engages with the surface feature of the patient bone; and
a second component of the jig assembly comprising a resection guide surface configured to guide a planar resection of the patient bone that is in a pre-planned orientation relative to the axis, the second component configured to couple to the first component.

US Pat. No. 10,363,049

CRANIAL DRILL SYSTEM

RENISHAW PLC, Wotton-Und...

1. A kit comprising: a cranial drill system comprising:at least one surgical drill element configured to drill into a skull and to form an opening in the skull, the opening having a narrower diameter portion and a wider diameter portion; and
a spike configured to penetrate a dura, the spike dimensioned to be a close fit in the narrower diameter portion of the opening such that lateral translational movement of a section of the spike is limited when the section of the spike is located in the narrower diameter portion of the opening; and an implantable instrument configured to locate within the opening formed using the cranial drill system, the implantable instrument comprising a port, wherein the cranial drill system is arranged to form the opening having a profile corresponding to a profile of the port.

US Pat. No. 10,363,040

ANASTOMOSIS DEVICES

1. An implantable medical device comprising:a barrel portion comprising a rigid frame having a first end and a second end;
a first flange portion, said first flange portion comprising a plurality of first flange members having a first length and a plurality of second flange members having a second length, said first length being less than said second length, said plurality of first flange members being discrete and separate from said plurality of second flange members;
a first hinge member formed of a cover material and flexibly coupling said first end of said barrel portion and said first flange portion, said cover material allowing said first flange portion to pivot with respect to said barrel portion;
a second flange portion, said second flange portion comprising a plurality of said first flange members and a plurality of said second flange members;
a second hinge member formed of said cover material and flexibly coupling said second end of said barrel portion and said second flange portion, said cover material allowing said second flange portion to pivot with respect to said barrel portion; and
a plurality of elongate members forming part of the rigid frame of the barrel portion, part of the first flange portion, and part of the second flange portion without the plurality of elongate members extending from the barrel portion through the first hinge member to the first flange portion and from the barrel portion through the second hinge member to the second flange portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,037

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEM COMPRISING A MAGNETIC LOCKOUT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical end effector system, comprising:a firing member comprising a cutting portion;
a staple cartridge assembly configured to be installed into said end effector system and fired by said firing member, said staple cartridge assembly comprising:
a plurality of staples;
a cartridge body comprising a slot, wherein said firing member is translatable within said slot;
an installed, ready-to-fire configuration; and
a false configuration; and
a lockout circuit system, comprising:
an electromagnet;
a severable circuit completion member electrically coupled to said electromagnet, wherein said severable circuit completion member is configured to be severed by said cutting portion, and wherein said staple cartridge assembly is in said false configuration when said severable circuit completion member is severed; and
a lockout member, comprising:
a locked position, wherein said lockout member is configured to prevent said firing member from firing said staple cartridge assembly when said lockout member is in said locked position; and
an unlocked position, wherein said lockout member is configured to permit said firing member to fire said staple cartridge assembly when said lockout member is in said unlocked position;
wherein said electromagnet is configured to release said lockout member into said locked position when said staple cartridge assembly is in said false configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,363,036

SURGICAL STAPLER HAVING FORCE-BASED MOTOR CONTROL

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical stapler, comprising:a firing drive system comprising:
a movable driving member;
a gear mechanically coupled with the movable driving member; and
a shaft connected to the gear;
a handle assembly comprising a housing and a bushing block surrounded by the housing, wherein the bushing block is configured to support the shaft;
an electric motor mechanically coupled to the firing drive system;
a battery electrically couplable to the electric motor; and
a control system electrically connected to the electric motor, wherein the control system comprises:
an H-bridge circuit; and
a sensor positioned on the bushing block, wherein the control system is configured to control the electric motor based on a force applied to the bushing block by the firing drive system.

US Pat. No. 10,362,999

GATED PHYSIOLOGIAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS...

1. A gated physiological monitoring system, comprising:a physiological monitoring device configured to produce a physiological waveform other than a photoplethysmogram (PPG) waveform;
a PPG monitoring device configured to obtain a PPG measurement following an implementation of a measurement timing delay upon detection of a characteristic of the physiological waveform; and
a control circuitry communicatively coupled to the physiological monitoring device and to the PPG monitoring device and configured to:
obtain a sample physiological waveform via the physiological monitoring device,
generate an estimated timing delay between a characteristic of the sample physiological waveform and a known characteristic of the PPG waveform,
obtain at least two consecutive sample PPG waveforms via the PPG monitoring device based on the estimated timing delay, and
generate the measurement timing delay based on the estimated timing delay and the at least two consecutive sample PPG waveforms.

US Pat. No. 10,362,994

BIO-SENSING DEVICE WITH AMBIENT LIGHT CANCELLATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A bio-sensing device, comprising:a light source circuit;
a first photodetector;
a transimpedance amplifier coupled to the first photodetector and configured to convert a current produced by the photodetector to a voltage;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the transimpedance amplifier and configured to convert the voltage from the first photodetector to a digital value; and
a controller coupled to the ADC and the light source circuit and configured to:
initiate a light source sense phase followed by a first ambient sense phase and a second ambient sense phase, wherein in the light source sense phase, the controller is configured to receive a digital value from the ADC while the light source circuit is enabled and wherein in each of the first and second ambient sense phases, the controller is configured to receive a digital value from the ADC while the light source circuit is disabled, wherein a first time period between the light source sense phase and the first ambient sense phase is equal to a second time period between the first and second ambient sense phases; and
iteratively vary the second time period, while maintaining the first and second time periods equal, until the digital value received during the first ambient sense phase is within a threshold of the digital value received during the second ambient sense phase.

US Pat. No. 10,362,988

FLOAT LOOP TEXTILE ELECTRODES AND METHODS OF KNITTING THEREOF

HEALTHWATCH LTD., Herzel...

1. A knitted smart garment, the garment comprising:a) a tubular form having variable elasticity, said tubular form having a multiplicity of knitted lines, wherein each said line is knitted with at least one non-conductive yarn by a circular knitting machine having a set of plurality of needles; and
b) at least one conductive textile electrode for sensing an electrical vital signal, said at least one conductive textile electrode having:
i. a multiplicity of vertically-aligned adjacent knitted line segments, wherein each said line segment is knitted with a non-conductive yarn and a conductive yarn within a respective knitted line of said knitted lines; and
ii. a skin-side face facing the skin and having a multiplicity of float loops, wherein said multiplicity of float loops is configured to electrically conduct said signal from a skin region;wherein a first float loop of a given line segment of said multiplicity of vertically-aligned adjacent knitted line segments, begins in a given stitching position, and wherein the first float loop, in a previously knitted line segment that is adjacent to said given line segment, begins in a stitching position that is shifted by a preconfigured shifting position interval with respect to said given stitching position;wherein said preconfigured shifting position is at least one needle position within the set of plurality of needles of the knitting machine; and
wherein said at least one conductive textile electrode is adapted to be operatively connected with a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,362,986

SLEEP MONITORING SYSTEM

University College Dublin...

1. A sleep monitoring method performed by a system comprising a sensor interface and one or more processors, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, at the sensor interface, signals from a first sensor monitoring a cardiac activity of a patient;
deriving, by the one or more processors, heart beat interval data from the signals received from the first sensor;
extracting, by the one or more processors, one or more first time domain features and one or more first frequency domain features from the heart beat interval data;
deriving, by the one or more processors, amplitude modulation data, caused by respiratory motion, from the signals received from the first sensor;
extracting, by the one or more processors, one or more second time domain features and one or more second frequency domain features from the amplitude modulation data;
combining, by the one or more processors operating as a classifier, one or more of the first extracted time domain features, one or more of the first extracted frequency domain features, one or more of the second extracted time domain features, and one or more of the second extracted frequency domain features;
determining, by the one or more processors operating as the classifier, a plurality of sleep or wake stages of the patient based on the combined features, wherein the plurality of sleep or wake stages include one or more of (a) Wake stages, (b) Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep stages, and (c) Non-REM Sleep stages; and
generating, by the one or more processors, a plot indicating periods of the determined plurality of sleep or wake stages.

US Pat. No. 10,362,980

METHOD FOR PREDICTING AROUSAL LEVEL AND AROUSAL LEVEL PREDICTION APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for predicting an arousal level used by a computer of an arousal level prediction apparatus that predicts an arousal level of a user, the method comprising:obtaining current biological information regarding the user detected by a first sensor;
calculating a current arousal level of the user on the basis of the current biological information;
obtaining current environment information indicating a current environment around the user detected by a second sensor;
predicting a future arousal level, which is an arousal level a certain period of time later, on the basis of the current arousal level and the current environment information; and
(i) issuing a notification to the user or (ii) controlling another device, on the basis of the future arousal level.

US Pat. No. 10,362,973

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND MANAGING LIFE OF A BATTERY IN AN ANALYTE SENSOR SYSTEM WORN BY A USER

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for prolonging life of a battery installed in an analyte sensor system configured to be worn by a user comprising:measuring a first analyte value at a first time;
causing a transmission of the measured first analyte value along with a predicted second analyte value;
measuring a second analyte value at a second time;
calculating a difference between the measured second analyte value and the predicted second analyte value;
determining whether the calculated difference between the measured second analyte value and the predicted second analyte value is within a predefined range;
determining that a remaining power level of the battery is less than a predetermined power level; and
responsive to the determining that the remaining power level of the battery is less than the predetermined power level and determining that the calculated difference is within the predefined range,
skipping a transmission of the measured second analyte value,
wherein the predefined range is a variable predefined range that is determined based at least partly on a clinical error grid.

US Pat. No. 10,362,967

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MISSED BREATH DETECTION AND INDICATION

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A method implemented by a ventilator for determining missed breaths, the method comprising:ventilating a patient with the ventilator, wherein the ventilator includes a pneumatic system and at least one sensor;
monitoring respiratory data of the patient with the at least one sensor;
analyzing the respiratory data with a background trigger detection application and an active trigger detection application, wherein the background trigger detection application and the active trigger detection application are different and running at the same time;
detecting a first patient inspiratory effort with the active trigger application;
detecting a second patient inspiratory effort with the background trigger application;
comparing a first timing of the first patient inspiratory effort to a second timing of the second patient inspiratory effort;
determining a timing difference between the first patient inspiratory effort and the second inspiratory effort;
comparing the timing difference to a time delay threshold;
determining that the timing difference does not meet the time delay threshold to form a missed breath determination;
calculating a missed breaths metric based on the missed breath determination;
displaying a missed breath indicator based on the missed breaths metric; and
delivering inspiratory gas to the patient with the ventilator based on patient inspiratory efforts detected by the active trigger detection application and not based on patient inspiratory efforts detected by the background trigger detection application.

US Pat. No. 10,362,958

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

CTRL-labs Corporation, N...

1. An electromyography (“EMG”) sensor comprising:a first sensor electrode formed of an electrically conductive material, wherein the first sensor electrode comprises a first layer formed of a first electrically conductive material that includes copper and a second layer formed of a second electrically conductive material;
an amplifier; and
a first electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the first sensor electrode and the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,362,957

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC ASSESSMENTS DURING SPINE SURGERY

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system for performing neurophysiologic assessments during surgery, comprising:a first stimulator configured to deliver a first set of electrical stimulation signals to the motor cortex of a patient;
a first sensor configured to detect at least one motor evoked potential response evoked by the first set of electrical stimulation signals of the first stimulator;
a second stimulator configured to deliver a second set of electrical stimulation signals to a peripheral nerve of a patient;
a second sensor configured to detect at least one somatosensory evoked potential response evoked by the second set of electrical stimulation signals of the second stimulator; and
a control unit in communication with the first and second stimulators and the first and second sensors, the control unit being configured to (a) selectively operate in either trans-cranial electrical motor evoked potential (“MEP”) monitoring mode or somatosensory evoked potential (“SSEP”) monitoring mode; (b) accept user input to toggle between MEP monitoring mode and SSEP monitoring mode; (c) accept user input to initiate stimulation in the MEP monitoring mode or SSEP monitoring mode; and (d) communicate an onscreen assessment of a spinal cord health status to be displayed to a user in response to the potential response evoked by said first or second set of electrical stimulation signals.

US Pat. No. 10,362,943

DYNAMIC OVERLAY OF ANATOMY FROM ANGIOGRAPHY TO FLUOROSCOPY

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for generating an overlay of anatomy in a fluoroscopy image, the method comprising:acquiring, with an angiograph, an angiograph image representing the anatomy of a patient at a first phase of a first cardiac cycle of the patient;
acquiring, with a fluoroscope, a fluoroscopic image representing the anatomy of the patient at a first phase of a second cardiac cycle of the patient;
determining, by a processor, a shape of the anatomy in the fluoroscopic image from the angiograph image; and
generating the overlay of the anatomy as a graphic on the fluoroscopic image, the overlay being a function of the shape determined from the angiograph image.

US Pat. No. 10,362,940

PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE (PER) SYSTEM

Empire IP LLC, Austin, T...

1. A wearable monitoring apparatus, comprising:a housing adapted to be worn by a person on a wrist of the person;
an accelerometer disposed in the housing;
a processor disposed in the housing;
a user input device disposed on the housing;
wherein the user input device is adapted for selecting a predefined exercise,
and wherein the processor computes activity data for the selected predefined exercise based on signals from the accelerometer.

US Pat. No. 10,362,939

FUNDUS ANALYSIS APPARATUS AND FUNDUS OBSERVATION APPARATUS

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A fundus analysis apparatus, comprising:a memory that stores OCT information acquired by applying optical coherence tomography to a fundus of an eye; and
a processing circuitry configured to:
set a front area corresponding to a front surface of a lamina cribrosa and a rear area corresponding to a rear surface of the lamina cribrosa in the OCT information,
specify an image area that corresponds to an orientation of holes of the lamina cribrosa based on the OCT information, the orientation of the holes determined in accordance with a (i) B-scan image of the lamina cribrosa and (ii) an approximation of a direction of the holes from the front surface to the rear surface, and
 generate morphological information indicating the holes of the lamina cribrosa based on at least (i) the front area, (ii) the rear area, and (iii) the orientation of the specified image area.

US Pat. No. 10,362,937

CORNEA TRANSPLANTATION

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

10. A method for transplanting corneal material from a donor cornea of an eye of a donor to a patient cornea of an eye of a patient, and for correcting refractive deficiencies of the patient cornea, comprising:using a measurement device to measure parameters of the eye of the patient and obtain measurement data relating to parameters of the cornea, including measurement data defining a geometry of the eye of the patient, the geometry including a pre-transplantation shape of a front surface of the patient cornea,
transmitting the measurement data to a computer interface of a planning device;
based on the measurement data received from the computer interface of the planning device, using a computer of the planning device to automatically determine:
a previously-present refractive deficiency of the eye, and a change of the pre-transplantation shape of the front surface of the patient cornea, the change being required to correct the previously-present refractive deficiency of the eye,
boundary surfaces in the patient cornea, the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea defining a patient corneal volume to be removed from the patient cornea, the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea including an anterior cut surface lying beneath the front surface of the patient cornea, and a posterior cut surface lying beneath the front surface of the patient cornea, the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea defined such that the patient corneal volume is initially surrounded by corneal tissue of the patient cornea and is beneath the front surface of the patient cornea,
boundary surfaces in the donor cornea, the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea defining a transplant corneal volume to be removed from the donor cornea, the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea including an anterior boundary surface lying beneath a front surface of the donor cornea, and a posterior cut surface lying beneath the front surface of the donor cornea, the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea defined such that the transplant corneal volume is initially surrounded by corneal tissue of the donor cornea and is beneath the front surface of the donor cornea, and wherein a size of the transplant corneal volume differs from a size of the patient corneal volume;
generating control data sets for controlling a laser device of a treatment apparatus, including generating a transplant control data set, and generating a patient control data set,
transmitting the control data sets to the treatment apparatus,
generating the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea;
separating the transplant donor volume from the donor cornea;
generating the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea by controlling the laser device using the patient control data set, thereby isolating the patient corneal volume,
removing the patient corneal volume, and
inserting the transplant corneal volume, which has a different size as compared to the patient corneal volume, into the eye of the patient;
wherein automatically determining the boundary surfaces defining the patient corneal volume and the transplant corneal volume includes defining a deviation between the size of the patient corneal volume and the size of the transplant corneal volume, the deviation causing a change in the geometry of the eye of the patient, including a change in the pre-transplantation shape of the front surface of the patient cornea once the transplant corneal volume replaces the patient corneal volume, to correct the previously-present refractive deficiency.

US Pat. No. 10,362,930

ENDOSCOPE APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope apparatus comprising:a light source configured to emit one of white illumination light and narrow band illumination light, the white illumination light including red wavelength band light, green wavelength band light, and blue wavelength band light, and the narrow band illumination light having a narrow wavelength band included in each of the blue wavelength band light and the green wavelength band light;
an image sensor having a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel is configured to receive light, the plurality of pixels being arranged in a lattice pattern, and the image sensor being configured to perform photoelectric conversion on the light received by each of the plurality of pixels to generate an electric signal;
a color filter comprising a filter unit arranged corresponding to the plurality of pixels, the filter unit including a plurality of filters having at least a filter for passing the blue wavelength band light, and a filter for passing the blue wavelength band light and at least one of the green wavelength band light and the red wavelength band light, the number of the filters for passing the green wavelength band light being equal to or greater than half of the number of all the filters of the filter unit, and the number of the filters for passing the blue wavelength band light being equal to or greater than the number of the filters for passing the green wavelength band light; and
a hardware processor configured to:
select, from the plurality of pixels, a luminance component pixel for receiving light of a luminance component, wherein the luminance component is among a plurality of color components, and the selection of the luminance component pixel is based on a control signal indicating a type of illumination light emitted by the light source;
generate a luminance component value based on a pixel value of the selected luminance component pixel;
generate at least one color component value based on the generated luminance component value, wherein the at least one color component value correspond to color components different from the luminance component; and
generate a color image signal, based on the generated luminance component value and the generated color component values, wherein the color image signal corresponds to an image comprising pixels that includes the luminance component.

US Pat. No. 10,362,929

IMAGING UNIT, IMAGING MODULE, AND ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An imaging unit comprising:a semiconductor package being a chip size package, the semiconductor package including:
an image sensor, and
a connection electrode formed on a back surface of the semiconductor package;
a circuit board being accommodated in a projection plane in an optical axis direction of the semiconductor package, the circuit board including:
a main body including a connection land formed on a front surface, the connection land being electrically and mechanically connected to the connection electrode via a bump, and
an attachment portion protruding on a back surface of the main body and including cable connection electrodes formed on at least two opposing side surfaces among protruding side surfaces;
a plurality of electronic components mounted on an electronic component mounting area on the back surface of the main body of the circuit board; and
a plurality of cables electrically and mechanically connected to the cable connection electrodes of the attachment portion,
wherein the attachment portion protrudes from the main body such that a center plane of the two side surfaces on which the cable connection electrodes are formed to oppose each other is shifted from a center plane of side surfaces of the semiconductor package which are parallel to the two side surfaces of the attachment portion, and at least one side surface is perpendicular to the back surface of the main body,
the electronic component mounting area is arranged side-by-side with the attachment portion on a same plane as the attachment portion,
each of the two opposing side surfaces of the attachment portion including the cable connection electrode formed thereon includes:
a first step portion on the main body side; and
a second step portion on the proximal end side in the optical axis direction of the image sensor; and
the cable connection electrodes are formed on:
a side surface of the second step portion on the electronic component mounting area side;
a side surface of the second step portion opposing the side surface on the electronic component mounting area side; and
the side surface of the first step portion opposing the side surface on the electronic component mounting area side.

US Pat. No. 10,362,923

VALVE FOR A SPRAY ARM OF A DISHWASHER APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A dishwasher appliance defining a lateral direction, a transverse direction, and a vertical direction, the lateral, transverse, and directions mutually perpendicular to one another, the dishwasher appliance comprising:a cabinet defining a wash chamber for receipt of articles for washing;
a spray arm disposed within the wash chamber, the spray arm defining an interior and an aperture providing selective fluid communication between the interior and the wash chamber;
a valve positioned within the interior of the spray arm;
a sensor operable to detect a pressure of a fluid flowing from a pump of the dishwasher appliance to the interior of the spray arm; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the sensor, the controller configured to determine a rotational speed of the spray arm based, at least in part, on the detected pressure of the fluid,
wherein the spray arm is rotatable between a first position wherein the valve allows fluid communication between the interior and the wash chamber through the aperture, and a second position wherein the valve obstructs fluid communication between the interior and the wash chamber through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,362,904

FOOD PROCESSOR SYSTEM

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A base for a food processing system, comprising: a housing configured to couple with a complementary container, the housing including a bottom surface;at least one suction device mounted to the bottom surface, the at least one suction device being configured to adhere the base to an adjacent surface; and
at least one release mechanism operably coupled to the at least one suction device, the at least one release mechanism being movable between a first position and a second position to apply a vertical force to an outer periphery of the at least one suction device to release the at least one suction device from the adjacent surface, wherein an exterior surface of the at least one release mechanism arranged generally flush with an outer surface of the housing in both the first position and the second position, wherein the at least one release mechanism includes a first release mechanism and a second release mechanism disposed at opposing sides of the base, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,362,890

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY PEELING AND CUTTING COOKED VEGETABLES

Hosam Khalil Smiley, New...

1. A method for peeling, and cutting a cooked root vegetable comprising providing a cooked root vegetable having flesh and skin wherein same has been cut in half to provide cut surfaces; placing said cut in half and cooked root vegetable on a movable surface with the cut surface facing upward, said surface existing within a frame, said frame having front, rear and side surfaces so as to receive the cut in half and cooked root vegetable, said surface associated with the frame to enable said surface to move within the frame linearly and reciprocally along at least a portion of the height of the frame; fixing a mesh plate to the frame above said surface, the mesh plate oriented perpendicular to the movement of said surface; and providing power to enable said surface to move toward the mesh plate, whereby said surface moves the cut in half and cooked root vegetable through the mesh plate, such that said flesh of the cut in half and cooked vegetable is cut and the skin remains behind the mesh plate after all of said flesh has been fed through said mesh plate.

US Pat. No. 10,362,887

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PLACING A COVERING ABOUT A MATTRESS

Russo Inventions, LLC, G...

1. A tool for manipulating a bed covering, comprising:a proximal handle portion;
a distal end portion comprising a plurality of spaced-apart protrusions extending outwardly therefrom, wherein the spaced-apart protrusions are configured to engage and extend through a plurality of openings in said bed covering to manipulate said bed covering; and
end stop portions disposed directly adjacent to the spaced-apart protrusions sized and configured for abutting with said bed covering adjacent to the openings of said bed covering to limit how far the protrusions can extend through the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,362,884

CHILD-RESTRAINING HARNESS AND BIB

1. A safety harness comprising: a body harness and a bib; wherein the safety harness is further configured for use with a person; wherein the person is selected from the group consisting of an infant and a toddler; wherein the person is further defined with a pelvis; wherein the safety harness is configured for use with a chair; wherein the body harness attaches the person to the chair; wherein the bib is a protective garment; wherein the body harness comprises a pelvic strap, a plurality of harness straps, and a plurality of harness fasteners; wherein the plurality of harness fasteners attach to the plurality of harness straps; wherein the plurality of harness straps attach to the pelvic strap; wherein the plurality of harness fasteners comprises a first hook and loop fastener and a second hook and loop fastener; wherein the first hook and loop fastener is a hook and loop fastening device; wherein the first hook and loop fastener is further defined with a first hook/loop surface and a second hook/loop surface; wherein the second hook and loop fastener is a hook and loop fastening device; wherein the second hook and loop fastener is further defined with a third hook/loop surface and a fourth hook/loop surface; wherein the first hook and loop fastener attaches the first strap to the second strap; wherein the first hook/loop surface attaches to the second hook/loop surface to form the first hook and loop fastener; wherein the safety harness is assembled using a first seam, a second seam, a third seam, and a fourth seam; wherein the first seam attaches the second end of the first strap to the superior end of the pelvic strap such that the first strap lays flush with a fifteenth end of the pelvic strap; wherein the second seam attaches a third end of the second strap to the inferior end of the pelvic strap such that the second strap lays flush with the fifteenth end of the pelvic strap; wherein the third seam attaches a sixth end of the third strap to the superior end of the pelvic strap such that the third strap lays flush with a sixteenth end of the pelvic strap; wherein the fourth seam attaches a seventh end of the fourth strap to the inferior end of the pelvic strap such that the fourth strap lays flush with the sixteenth end of the pelvic strap.

US Pat. No. 10,362,879

BED FRAME ASSEMBLED BY SLIDING THE ENDS OF HOLLOW METAL BARS INTO NARROW SLOTS CUT INTO OTHER METAL BARS

Zinus Inc., Tracy, CA (U...

1. A mattress support comprising:a first hollow bar with a rectangular cross section, a first end and a first slot, wherein the first hollow bar is made from metal having a first thickness;
a second hollow bar with a rectangular cross section, wherein a second slot is disposed in two adjacent sides of the second hollow bar, wherein the second slot has a first width that is greater than the first thickness but less than twice the first thickness, wherein a third slot is disposed in the two adjacent sides of the second hollow bar, and wherein the first end of the first hollow bar is adapted to be inserted into the second slot; and
a third hollow bar with a rectangular cross section and a top end, wherein the third hollow bar is made from metal having a second thickness, wherein the third slot has a second width that is greater than the second thickness but less than twice the second thickness, and wherein the top end of the third hollow bar is adapted to be inserted into the first slot and the third slot.

US Pat. No. 10,362,865

SECURABLE AND COLLAPSIBLE WORK STATION

JPL Investments, LLC, Sa...

1. A securable work station comprising:a base portion comprising a housing having a bottom, a first side, an opposing second side, a front, a back and a top, and a generally planar work surface located at said top of said housing;
an upper portion movably mounted relative to said base portion, said work-bench portion having a first side, an opposing second side, a front, a back and a top and defining an interior area, said work-bench portion configured to move between a first lowered position in which said first side, said opposing second side, said front, said back and said top of said upper portion extend over and cover said first side, said opposing second side, top front, said back and said top of said base portion whereby said housing of said base portion located within said interior area of said upper portion, whereby said securable work station has a first height, and a second raised position in which said upper portion is raised upwardly relative to said base portion and said securable work station has a second height which is greater than said first height and said interior area of said upper portion defines a generally open work space above said generally planar work surface; and
an upper portion lift assist mechanism, said lift assist mechanism comprising at least one biasing mechanism which biases said upper portion upwardly relative to said base portion, said biasing mechanism being user-adjustable whereby a biasing force generated by said at least one biasing mechanism is modifiable by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,362,852

ERGONOMIC MANICURING SUPPORT

Lori Ellen Halloway, Sal...

1. An ergonomic manicuring support apparatus comprising:an angled ramp including a top edge, a bottom edge wider in length than the top edge and opposing side edges extending between the bottom edge and the top edge, wherein the angled ramp is configured to receive and support at least one forearm and at least one wrist of a user;
a platform including a top edge, a bottom edge wider in length than the top edge and connected to the top edge of the angled ramp and opposing side edges extending between the bottom edge and the top edge, wherein the platform is configured to receive and support at least one hand of the user;
at least one contoured convex hand support disposed proximate at least one opposing side edge of the platform, wherein the at least one contoured convex hand support is configured to support and prevent movement of the at least one hand of the user;
a pair of legs connected to and supporting the angled ramp and the platform, wherein the pair of legs are connected to a portion of the platform to allow the top edge of the platform to extend from the legs; and
support brackets extending between the pair of legs to structurally reinforce the angled ramp and the platform,
wherein the at least one forearm, wrist and hand of the user are positioned and supported by the angled ramp and at least one contoured convex hand support on the platform to elevate the at least one wrist and the at least one hand of the user and position one or more fingers of the user in a hanging downward position relative to the top edge of the platform to receive manicuring services.

US Pat. No. 10,362,834

HYDROGEL CONNECTION

Nike, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of manufacture comprising: a substrate body having a first side; a hydrogel-containing material secured to the first side such that a portion of the hydrogel-containing material is embedded into the substrate body, the hydrogel-containing material defining at least a portion of a first external surface of the article, wherein the substrate body comprises one or more traction elements extending from the first side such that the embedded portion of the hydrogel-containing material is embedded into the one or more traction elements.

US Pat. No. 10,362,823

EYELASH EXTENSION CASE

Jessica Hill, Philadelph...

1. An eyelash extension case, comprising:an enclosure body defining a first internal region for storage of one or more eyelash extensions; and
a lid operative to cover the first internal region in a closed state and open to allow access to the first internal region in an open state;
wherein internal wall surfaces of the first internal region form a floor, and one or more eyelash extension retaining features,
each eyelash extension retaining feature including a protrusion that extends outward from the floor toward the lid along an axis,
each protrusion having curved wall surfaces that transition into the floor, and each protrusion having curved wall surfaces that define an outer profile of the protrusion surrounding the axis, and
wherein at least a portion of each protrusion is formed from a self-adhesive super-gel material to retain the one or more eyelash extensions
wherein the enclosure body is formed from two enclosure body halves that collectively define a second internal region.

US Pat. No. 10,362,818

UTILITY GLOVE

MADGRIP HOLDINGS, LLC, E...

1. A method of manufacturing a utility glove having a thumb, four fingers and a main body, said glove comprising a three dimensional molded portion, the molded portion comprising an elastomeric material bonded to a fabric material in a three dimensional configuration substantially conforming to three dimensional contours of at least a portion of a hand exclusive of any variations in thickness or features on the surface of the molded portion, comprising the steps of:a. placing a glove blank comprising a fabric material over a first mold part in the form of at least a portion of a hand;
b. bringing a second mold part into molding engagement with the first mold part to create a cavity with only a portion of the glove blank on the first mold part; and
c. injecting an elastomeric material into the cavity to form a molded portion, said molded portion having a thickness of from about 0.8 mm to about 10.8 mm with the elastomeric material on the fabric of the molded portion having a thickness of from about 0.4 mm to about 10.0 mm, wherein the elastomeric material of the molded portion is integrally formed to continuously extend up to and including 360° about the main body of the glove while leaving a portion of the fabric material of the glove blank without elastomeric material entirely surrounded by the molded portion.

US Pat. No. 10,362,797

STEVIA COMPOSITION

PureCircle Sdn Bhd, Kual...

1. A process for producing a steviol glycoside composition comprising about 84% rebaudioside A and about 16% rebaudioside B, comprising the steps of:providing a stevia sweetener comprising rebaudioside A having a carbohydrate residue at a C19 position;
providing an alkaline aqueous solution free of any co-solvents;
hydrolyzing the C19 carbohydrate residue of rebaudioside A to form rebaudioside B by dispersing the stevia sweetener in the alkaline aqueous solution and incubating for about 2 hours at about 50° C. to form a mixture;
cooling the mixture to about 10-30° C.;
adjusting the pH of the mixture with an acid to about pH 3.0-5.0 to obtain a precipitate;
separating the precipitate and washing it with water; and
drying the washed precipitate to obtain the steviol glycoside composition, wherein the steviol glycoside composition has decreased bitterness or decreased aftertaste in comparison to the stevia sweetener.

US Pat. No. 10,362,780

OXYGEN SUPPLY FOR ORGAN PERFUSION SYSTEMS

Organox Limited, Oxford ...

1. A perfusion system for the perfusion of an organ, the system comprising:a perfusion fluid circuit for circulating perfusion fluid through the organ;
an oxygenator for adding oxygen into the perfusion fluid, the oxygenator comprising a duct to carry the perfusion fluid, an oxygen chamber, and a permeable membrane between the duct and the oxygen chamber;
an oxygen supply arranged to supply oxygen to the oxygenator, wherein the oxygen supply comprises an oxygen concentrator, the oxygen concentrator comprising an inlet arranged to receive gas in the form of air, a compressor arranged in the inlet, and a nitrogen extractor arranged to extract nitrogen from the gas thereby to increase the oxygen concentration of the gas;
an air supply arranged to supply air to the oxygenator;
a carbon dioxide sensor arranged to measure a carbon dioxide content of the perfusion fluid;
an air control valve arranged to control the flow rate of air from an air supply to the oxygen chamber;
an oxygen control valve arranged to control the flow rate of oxygen from the oxygen concentrator to the oxygen chamber;
an oxygen sensor arranged to measure an oxygen content of the perfusion fluid; and
a controller arranged to define a first target range for said oxygen content, monitor the measured oxygen content and to control the oxygen control valve and the compressor in response to the measured oxygen content thereby to maintain the oxygen content within the first target range, and to define a second target range for said carbon dioxide content, to monitor the measured carbon dioxide content and to control the air control valve in response to the measured carbon dioxide content thereby to maintain the carbon dioxide content within the second target range.

US Pat. No. 10,362,765

PET TOY WITH SQUEAKER MECHANISM

Otomik Products, Inc., C...

1. An animal toy, comprising:a body member defining a cavity and including a sidewall, the sidewall defining a first opening in fluid communication with the cavity, the sidewall defining a second opening in fluid communication with the cavity, the first and second openings being disposed on an outer periphery of the body member, the first opening being different than the second opening; and
a squeaker member defining a lumen and configured to produce a sound in response to air passing through the lumen, the squeaker member being coupled to the body member such that at least a portion of the squeaker member is disposed within the cavity defined by the body member, the squeaker member including a switch configured to be moved from a first position to a second position, the switch being configured to prevent passing of air through the lumen when the switch is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,362,721

TILLAGE DEVICE FOR AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY OR IMPLEMENTS TO REDUCE COMPACTION CAUSED BY WHEELS IN A FIELD

AGRICULTURE CONCEPTS, LLC...

1. A system for tilling compression marks formed in soil of a field by agricultural machinery or equipment having a plurality of compaction forming members, the system comprising:a plurality of roller assemblies;
each of the plurality of roller assemblies having a plurality of blade assemblies positioned in spaced relation to one another;
each of the plurality of roller assemblies operatively connected to a frame member;
a plurality of row units;
wherein the plurality of row units are configured to plant seeds in the soil of the field;
wherein each of the plurality of roller assemblies are positioned between a pair of adjacent row units configured to plant seeds in the soil of the field;
wherein the plurality of roller assemblies are configured to rotate;
a movement device connected to each of the plurality of roller assemblies wherein when activated the movement device moves the associated roller assembly between a disengaged position, where the roller assembly does not penetrate the soil, and an engaged position, where the roller assembly does penetrate and till the soil;
each of the plurality of roller assemblies each having at least one guard positioned in spaced relation to the associated roller assembly;
wherein each guard is configured to deflect dirt that is kicked up during the tilling process;
wherein the plurality of roller assemblies are positioned behind and in alignment with a plurality of compaction forming members of the agricultural machinery or equipment;
wherein when the agricultural machinery or equipment moves through the field the compaction forming members form compression marks in the soil of the field;
wherein when in an engaged position, when the agricultural machinery or equipment moves through the field, the plurality of roller assemblies till the compression marks formed by the compaction forming members;
wherein when in an engaged position, when the agricultural machinery or equipment moves through the field, the plurality of roller assemblies till the compression marks formed by the compaction forming members the at least one guard associated with each roller assembly deflects dirt that is kicked up during the tilling process;
wherein positioning each of the plurality of roller assemblies behind and in alignment with a compaction forming member of the agricultural machinery or equipment facilitates tilling of the area behind and in alignment with the aligned compaction forming member while leaving the area between the compaction forming members untilled;
wherein the at least one guard associated with each roller assembly is configured to prevent dirt kicked up during the tilling process from landing outside of the tilled area which is behind and in alignment with the aligned compaction forming member.
US Pat. No. 10,364,332

HIGH TG EPOXY FORMULATION WITH GOOD THERMAL PROPERTIES

ISOLA USA CORP., Chandle...

1. A prepreg comprising a b-staged varnish composition including:a multi-functional epoxy wherein the multi-functional resin is not an eight-functional bisphenol-A novolac epoxy resin;
an eight-functional bisphenol-A novolac epoxy resin;
a bifunctional epoxy resin;
a hardener selected from 4,4?-diaminodiphenylsulfone, 3,3?-diaminodiphenylsulfone and mixtures thereof; and
decabromodiphenylethane wherein the prepreg is capable of being c-staged to a composite having a DMA Tg in excess of 280° C. and a T288 time in excess of 20 minutes.
US Pat. No. 10,364,336

THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE COMPOSITION, METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME AND PRODUCT THEREOF

FENG TAY ENTERPRISES CO.,...

1. A method for forming a thermoplastic vulcanizate, comprising:selecting a thermoplastic polyurethane;
selecting a rubber, wherein a hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane is 19A greater than that of the rubber; a hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane is equal to or greater than 70A, and a weight ratio of the thermoplastic polyurethane to the rubber is between 30:70 and 70:30; and
mixing the thermoplastic polyurethane and the rubber in a dynamic vulcanization process, comprising:
forming a first mixture, wherein the first mixture comprises the rubber and an additive;
forming a second mixture, wherein the second mixture comprises a vulcanizing agent, an accelerator and the first mixture; and
forming a third mixture, wherein the third mixture comprise the thermoplastic polyurethane and the second mixture; and the step of forming the third mixture comprises a reaction process in a batch-type reactor at a temperature higher than 145° C. for at least 3 minutes or in a continuous-type reactor at a temperature higher than 190° C. for at least 15 seconds.
US Pat. No. 10,363,314

SPRAYABLE TOPICAL CARRIER AND COMPOSITION COMPRISING PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE

LIPIDOR AB, Stockholm (S...

1. Pharmaceutical or cosmetic carrier for topical administration, said carrier comprisingfrom 2%-40% by weight of phosphatidylcholine;
from 2%-25% by weight of monoglyceride;
from 2% to 30% by weight of fatty acid ester of C1-C3 alcohol; and
volatile solvent selected from the group consisting of:
ethanol; ethanol and C3-C4 alcohol; ethanol and volatile silicone oil; and ethanol, C3-C4 alcohol and volatile silicone oil.
US Pat. No. 10,363,316

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION COMPRISING NSAID AND CYCLODEXTRIN

RECKITT BENCKISER HEALTHC...

1. A liquid throat spray composition for topical application to a sore throat consisting essentially of an aqueous solution of at least 1% w/v of flurbiprofen, a cyclodextrin, and a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer,wherein the molar ratio of the NSAID to the cyclodextrin is between 1:0.5 and 1:1.5; and
wherein the composition is provided in a unit volume of up to about 2 ml.